Alexandria Cosner

Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness
Undergraduate Degree– BS Exercise Science; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Graduate Degree– MS Exercise Physiology; Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Oversee the fitness and wellness programs run by the Department of Campus Recreation
Hobbies- Enjoys participating in Triathlons, working out, being outside, and being with friends and family.

James Koeppe

Director of Campus Recreation
Undergraduate degree-
BS Business Administration; Georgetown College
Graduate Degree- MEd Higher Education Administration; University of South Carolina
Hobbies- Enjoy traveling with my family, outdoors-camping, hiking, and boating

Matthew Panich

Associate Director
Oversees Indoor and Outdoor Facilities; Membership Services
Undergraduate degrees– Management and Finance; St. Ambrose University
Graduate Degree– Sport Management; Western Illinois University
Hobbies– Golf, fishing, watching baseball

Jay Swenson

Assistant Director, Intramural and Club Sports
Oversees Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Challenge Course
Undergraduate degree– Sport Management; St. Ambrose University
Graduate degree– Sport Management; Western Illinois University
Hobbies– Watching Cubs and Packers; listening to music


  • Jeremy Durbin
  • Anna Schoenherr
  • Jim Walsh


Graduate Assistant

  • Caitlin Osborn

Facility Leads

  • Kayla Ledbetter
  • Kaity Murphy
  • Marissa Farris
  • Tommie Redmond
  • Samantha Morin

Intramural Coordinator

  • Daniel Gregor
  • Donald Larrieu
  • Duane Willingham
  • Saiprasad Bhosle


The Role of Campus Recreation at UIS

The primary role of Campus Recreation is to support the academic mission of the University of Illinois Springfield.  Campus Recreation provides quality service to students and employees while contributing to the holistic development of the individual.  Our work involves processes and programs that seek to be intentional in nature and action.

Leadership Team (LT)- the group of professionals and students who are responsible for the managerial decision-making and implementation of the plans that directly affect the quality of Campus Recreation programs and services.