Our Purpose

The purpose of the Association shall be to foster and enhance the quality of recreational sports programs, facilities, and services in various settings throughout Illinois. This may be accomplished through professional meetings, publications, and/or other methods for the dissemination of ideas. All policies and activities shall be consistent with the philosophy of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.

About us

History of IIRSA
How to Get Involved
Member Institutions

2019-2020 IIRSA Executive board

The State Director, Assistant State Director, and Treasurer each serve two-year terms.

Positions are voted upon at the IIRSA State Workshop in odd years.

If interested in running for or nominating someone for one of these positions, please contact

the chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee.

The State Student Leader serves a one-year term.

This position is appointed by the IIRSA Executive Board.

If interested in applying, please visit the State Student Leader Application page.

State Director

Jessica Adkisson

Assistant Director - Facilities

University of Illinois - Chicago

737 S Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60607


(312) 413-5168

Duties of the State Director:


The State Director shall preside at all meetings, enforce the bylaws, and carry out the will of the members. He/she shall coordinate the election or appointment of all officers and/or committees.

Assistant State Director

Scott Wood

Assistant Director

Bradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave

Peoria, IL 61625


(309) 677-2892

Duties of the Assistant State Director:


The Assistant State Director shall keep minutes of all State Association meetings, and maintain all membership records. He/she shall also submit an annual report at the State Workshop.


James Koeppe
Director - Campus Recreation
University of Illinois - Springfield
1 University Plaza, MS REC 1008

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 206-7103

Duties of the Treasurer:


The Treasurer shall maintain all financial records and membership dues.  He/she will submit financial statements to the Finance Chair and State Director and will submit an annual report at the State Workshop.

Student Leader

DeeDee Effinger

Graduate Assistant of Aquatics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

C201 East Peabody Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 300-3053

Duties of the State Student Leader:


The State Student Leader shall provide student-oriented information for the newsletter, coordinate information with the regional student representative, and conduct a student session at the Annual State Workshop.