W&L’s Ellington Honored by NASPA

Ray Ellington, center, is flanked by colleagues Clay Coleman, left, and Jason Rodocker at NASPA

Ray Ellington, assistant director of campus recreation, was recognized earlier this month as the Outstanding New Professional for Region III by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) . (Region III is one of five regions within NASPA). At W&L, Ray runs the university’s intramural and club sports programs and assists James Dick, the director of campus recreation, with all campus rec activities.

A graduate of Greensboro College with a sports administration major, Ray also has a master’s in sports management from Ithaca College. He’s in his third year at W&L.

Dawn Watkins, W&L vice president for student affairs, says of the honor: “This is one of the highest awards a new professional within Student Affairs can receive. Ray goes about his work at W&L quietly, but the quality of the programs with which he works — intramurals, sport clubs, group fitness — are clearly superb, and I’m delighted that NASPA has recognized that.”



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