After a national search led by Steve Fox, Seth Nichols was named the Assistant Director of Recreation: Competitive Sorts. This is a new position created within the Recreation & Wellness Department. Seth will be working with the 14 club sport teams, along with leading intramural leagues and special events. Seth came to MSUM from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, where he was the Wellness Center Coordinator and Director of Intramural Sports. Before Mines, Seth spent two years as the Recreation Coordinator for Williston Parks and Recreation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Recreation, and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Sport Management. Throughout the interview process, Seth displayed creativity and passion for the position, a student-centered approach, and an understanding of the impact recreation and wellness has on student success.

Seth shared his thoughts about taking on this new role. “I am honored to be a part of the MSUM community, and the continued effort to transform lives. In the world of recreation, we are one of the many avenues for bringing people together; which helps cultivate connections and memories that will last a lifetime. I am incredibly excited to bring my attributes to the table, and to continue to serve the campus community for many years to come.”

Seth’s first day was April 9.

Thank you to the search committee members: Steve Fox (Chair), Ryan Brandon, Tory Morseth, and Katie Olson.