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Maureen McGonagle

Director of Campus Recreation
DePaul University

Ms. McGonagle provides vision and leadership for DePaul University's dynamic and comprehensive Campus Recreation Department. She supervises 13 full-time staff and over 200 part-time staff. She administers a $4.5 million budget, generates over $3 million in non-student fee revenue, and operates an award-winning 123,000 square foot facility.

Ms. McGonagle created and nurtures an environment that inspires innovation, values excellence, and facilitates effective student development. She is active in the DePaul community, teaching Student Leadership Institute seminars, co-chairing the Student Health Advisory Council, volunteering for Project DIAMOND, and serving on a variety of committees. She is also the recipient of the following awards:

DePaul "Women of Spirit and Action" Honoree, 2012 DePaul Facility Operations "Person of the Year," 2011   NIRSA Service Award, 1989, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010 DePaul Student Affairs Valuable Partner Recognition, 2010   IIRSA Service Award, 2009 Horace Moody Award, 2008 NIRSA Region III Award of Merit, 1997 NIRSA Certified Recreational Sports Specialist, 1988

Ms. McGonagle provides vision and leadership for DePaul University's dynamic and comprehensive Campus Recreation Department. She supervises 13 full-time staff and over 200 part-time staff. She administers a $4.5 million budget, generates over $3 million in non-student fee revenue, and operates an award-winning 123,000 square foot facility.

Ms. McGonagle created and nurtures an environment that inspires innovation, values excellence, and facilitates effective student development. She is active in the DePaul community, teaching Student Leadership Institute seminars, co-chairing the Student Health Advisory Council, volunteering for Project DIAMOND, and serving on a variety of committees. She is also the recipient of the following awards:

DePaul "Women of Spirit and Action" Honoree, 2012 DePaul Facility Operations "Person of the Year," 2011   NIRSA Service Award, 1989, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010 DePaul Student Affairs Valuable Partner Recognition, 2010   IIRSA Service Award, 2009 Horace Moody Award, 2008 NIRSA Region III Award of Merit, 1997 NIRSA Certified Recreational Sports Specialist, 1988

 

Education 

M.B.A. Strategic Planning, Marketing, HR Management (University of Illinois at Chicago)
M.S. (abt) Leisure Services Administration (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
B.S. Leisure Studies Program Management and Business (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

CERTIFICATIONS / associationS 

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, Member 1986-Present

Illinois Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, Member 1992–Present

NIRSA Sustainability Commission, 2012-Present

NIRSA Annual Conference Program Committee, 2013

Elected NIRSA Past Presidents’ Representative, 2010-2012

Elected NIRSA Board Member (President-Elect 2005-2006, President 2006-2007, Past President 2007-2008)

Governance Commission, Member, 2007-2009

NIRSA Services Corporation, 2004-2005, 2007-2008

NIRSA Foundation Board, Member, 2006-2007

School of Recreational Sports Management, Faculty & Chair, 2000-2003

Lead On Founder & Coordinator

Committee Chair (Nominations & Elections, Annual Conference Program, Career Opportunities, Recreational Sports & Fitness Magazine Advisory Board, 50th Celebration, Student Professional Development)

Fitness Symposium Host, 2005

Committee Member (Honor Award, 60th Celebration, Governance, Finance, Professional Standards, Athletic Business co-location)

National Media Group Regional Coordinator (1-800-Collect, EDGE, efollett.com SuperHoops), 1995-2000

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP

IIRSA State Director, 1995-1997

Chair, IIRSA Finance Committee, 2000-2001, 2009–Present

Committee Member (Region III Award of Merit, IIRSA Workshop program, Region III Mentoring)

Workshop Host (Lead On, 1997, 2001, 2005; IIRSA State Workshop, 1995, 2001)

CAMPUS LEADERSHIP

Student Health Advisory Council co-chair, 2012–Present

Sustainability Initiatives Engagement Work Group, 2010–Present

DIAMOND Freshman Admissions rater, 2009–Present

DePaul Engage: Developing Socially Responsible Leaders, 2009–2012

American Heart Association HeartWalk, DePaul team captain, 2008-2012

Student Affairs Review and Planning Advisory Board, 2009–2010

Discover Chicago Instructor (freshman three-hour course); Fall Quarters, 2002-2004, 2009-2010

Student Leadership Institute Seminar Instructor: Time Management, February 2001–Present; Leadership Ethics, November 2008-Present

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONs 

2016
Informed Decision Making: Answering “Why?”Download
2016
Gender Non-Conforming Students: Locker Room Use and Program ParticipationDownload
2014
Sustainability  MicrosessionDownload
2014
Sustainability Ambassador TrainingDownload
2013
Sustainability: Positioning Yourself and Your Organization for Long-Term SuccessDownload
2013
Achieving Excellence: The Role of Department CultureDownload
2013
Building Community Through Physical SpaceDownload
2013
Campus Recreational Sports: Managing Employees, Programs, Facilities, and ServicesContributers: Jeff Sessine, Bill Canning, Maureen, McGonagle, and Sarah Hardin.
2012
Achieving Departmental Excellence: Departmental CultureDownload
2012
Increasing Interview EffectivenessDownload
2011
Achieving Departmental Excellence: Starting with the Hiring ProcessDownload

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