Shannon Accepts Director of Campus Recreation Position at Holy Cross

Portrait of Jamie Shannon with the Zesiger Center in the background.

Cambridge, Mass. (December 7) -- Jamie Shannon has resigned as the MIT manager of club sports, intramurals and sports camps and has accepted the position of director of campus recreation at the College of the Holy Cross, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head.

"During her tenure, Jamie has had a tremendous impact within DAPER and on the students that she served," said Dr. Grant. "Jamie successfully laid a strong foundation for the development of new programs and participation opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well MIT faculty staff through both Intramurals and Club Sports competition."

In her new role, Shannon will oversee the new 52,000-square foot Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center, which is set to open in January 2021. This facility will serve as a home for exercise classes, workout space, club sports and intramurals for the entire Holy Cross community. It also includes basketball courts, multiple exercise studios, weight training rooms, new shower and locker space and centers for a wide assortment of health, wellness and fitness programming.

"It has been a pleasure working at MIT and meeting the needs of students and the broader community through club sports and intramurals," said Shannon. "While I am very much looking forward to the next chapter of my career at Holy Cross, I will miss the MIT students and DAPER and DSL staff members dearly."

At MIT, Shannon was the first person to be hired into the position for club sports, intramurals and sports camps in 2013 and has greatly expanded participation in all areas for both undergraduate and graduate students. Over her seven years at MIT, she has been an active volunteer within the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and has served on the DAPER Mentor Committee, DSL Seaboard Committee, and the DSL Student Organization Leadership Committee.

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