Alumni Advisory Board 2015-16

In 1993, the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Alumni Advisory Board was established. The Advisory Board consists of 12 members representing the various sectors of the parks, recreation, sport and tourism field. Each member serves a 3-year term. The primary purposes of the Board are: to promote public awareness and support the mission, goals and services of the Department; to promote University support for maintaining a premier Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Department; to aid in recruiting students; to continually review the academic degree program; to participate in fund-raising efforts in support of the Department; to cultivate cooperative ventures with parks, recreation, sport and tourism providing agencies and businesses in the State; to build and enhance relationships with alumni and friends of the department; and to assist in setting Department goals. As a result of Board activities, the Department has been able to strengthen its relationship with practitioners and policy makers in the state.

In 1993, the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Alumni Advisory Board was established. The Advisory Board consists of 12 members representing the various sectors of the parks, recreation, sport and tourism field. Each member serves a 3-year term. The primary purposes of the Board are: to promote public awareness and support the mission, goals and services of the Department; to promote University support for maintaining a premier Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Department; to aid in recruiting students; to continually review the academic degree program; to participate in fund-raising efforts in support of the Department; to cultivate cooperative ventures with parks, recreation, sport and tourism providing agencies and businesses in the State; to build and enhance relationships with alumni and friends of the department; and to assist in setting Department goals. As a result of Board activities, the Department has been able to strengthen its relationship with practitioners and policy makers in the state.

 

  • Mr. Jordan Abdel-Haq
  • Executive Director, Illinois Junior Golf Association
  • Midwest Golf House Complex
  • 11855 Archer Avenue - Suite 200
  • Lemont, IL 60439
  • jabdel@ijga.org

 

 

  • Ms. Elsa Fischer
  • Superintendent of Leisure Services, Glenview Park District
  • 1930 Prairie Street
  • Glenview, IL 60025-2823
  • elsa.fischer@glenviewparks.org

 

  • Ms. Carrie Fullerton
  • Executive Director, Bloomingdale Park District
  • 172 S. Circle Ave.
  • Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1621
  • carrie@bloomingdaleparks.org

 

  • Mr. Richard Grodsky
  • Retired/Consultant
  • 828 Hinman Avenue
  • Evanston, Illinois 60202
  • rich@grodsky.net

 

  • Ms. Sue Grey
  • President and CEO
  • United Way of Champaign County
  • 404 W. Church St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • sue@uwayhelps.org

 

 

 

  • Ms. Maddie Kelly
  • Director, Oak Lawn Park District
  • 9400 S. Kenton
  • Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2603
  • mkelly@olparks.com

 

  • Mr. Vincent Kennedy
  • Superintendent of Recreation, Schaumburg Park District
  • 235 E. Beech Dr.
  • Schaumburg, IL 60193-2903
  • vikennedy@parkfun.com

 

 

 

  • Ms. Michelle Pusateri
  • Lincoln Center Manager, Downers Grove Park District
  • 935 Maple Ave
  • Downers Grove, IL 60515
  • Michellepusateri11@gmail.com

 

  • Mr. James Rogers
  • Executive Director, Elmhurst Park District
  • 375 West 1st Street
  • Elmhurst, IL 60126
    jrogers@epd.org

 

  • Mr. Joe Ronovsky
  • Front Office Executive, Corporate Partnership Development | Chicago White Sox
  • 1200 West Monroe, Unit 914
  • Chicago, IL 60515
  • ronovsky.joe@gmail.com

 

  • Mr. Angus Shields
  • Leisure Services Manager, Northbrook Park District
  • 545 Academy Drive
  • Northbrook, Illinois 60062
  • ashields@nbparks.org

EX-OFFICIO

  • Dr. Laurence Chalip, Head
  • Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • University of Illinois
  • 104 Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-333-4410
  • lchalip@illinois.edu
  • Fax: 217-244-1935

 

  • Robin Hall, Director
  • Office of Recreation and Park Resources
  • Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • University of Illinois
  • 104 Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone : 217-244-3891
  • rrhall@illinois.edu

 

  • Jarrod Scheunemann
  • Community Services and Education Coordinator
  • Office of Recreation and Park Resources
  • Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • 104 Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-265-5296
  • scheune1@illinois.edu

 

Past Recent Members

 

 

  • Mr. Anthony (Tony) C. Camarillo
  • Sr. Director of Sales and Events, Navy Pier
  • 600 East Grand Ave.
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • tcamarillo@navypier.com