Steven Powell is a 2002 graduate of the Recreation Program and 2004 graduate of the RSA program. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the Department of Campus Recreation at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Steven is responsible for he overall management and coordination of facility operations and administrative support services of the Leach Center and other facilities of Campus Recreation to include Human Resources, Accounting, Maintenance, Inventory control, Custodial Services, Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management. He also serves on behalf of the Director in his/her absence and serves as a member of the department’s senior management team.
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Steven said his favorite thing about his job is, “No two days are the same. I love having the ability to “Pay it Forward’ – in respect to the experience that I received at Western Kentucky University.”
How did the KRS program prepare you for your career? The practicum and in-classroom experience played a huge role. However, I was very fortunate to have developed numerous mentors within the program; including Dr. Little, Dr. Spencer & Dr. Gibson. Their advisement, as well as support not only prepared me for my career – but more importantly – life.
What is your favorite thing about WKU? I had the opportunity to spend a majority of my Undergraduate and my entire Graduate career working at the Raymond B. Preston Center. This amazing experience and the individuals associated with my employment (Dr. Gibson, Brad Stinnett & Mark Williams) became life-long friends.
What is favorite thing about the Recreation/RSA program? The faculty at the time of my experience was amazing.