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Lynn Nester, EdD
Director

Primary Service: Leadership Team, Student Life Leadership Team, Student Recreation Advisory Board

541-346-8981 E-mail

Ask me about...

  • The benefits of participating in PE and Rec programs
  • Department assessment and strategic plans
  • The Student Recreation Center Advisory Board
  • NIRSA: The Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
  • Holistic health and wellbeing
  • Plant-based nutrition

Bio: Lynn joined the UO Department of Physical Education and Recreation in October 2018. Prior to joining the PE and Rec team, Lynn served as the director of recreation and wellness at Cal State San Bernardino, and leading up to that opportunity she was the director of campus recreation at East Tennessee State University.

Growing up as an active kid, playing different sports and favoring PE class, it is no surprise that Lynn entered into a career in collegiate recreation, a field in which she worked in for over 20 years. As a long-time member of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, Lynn has served and lead the NIRSA Assembly—a forward-thinking leadership group that focuses on the emerging trends and future direction of the collegiate recreation profession. In 2017–18 Lynn led a NIRSA Assembly working group, which produced an online Guide to Health and Wellbeing Resources for collegiate recreation professionals.

Growing up as an active kid, playing different sports, and favoring PE class, it is no surprise that Lynn entered into a career in collegiate recreation. Lynn has worked in the collegiate recreation profession for 20 years and has been a member of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation for 19 years. Lynn is passionate about student development and multi-dimensional, holistic health and wellbeing.

Lynn is passionate about student development and multi-dimensional, holistic health and wellbeing. In her free time Lynn enjoys yoga, biking, hiking, exploring, spectating sports, the arts, and spending time with friends and family.

StrengthsQuest Top 5: Deliberative, Command, Significance, Analytical, Relator