Meet the Professional Staff
Megan Morris, Director of Campus Recreation
Megan earned her B.S. in Recreation and Sport Management from Indiana State University and her M.Ed. in Leisure and Tourism from Bowling Green State University. She enjoys playing soccer, softball, and traveling. When asked about her favorite part of working in Campus Recreation, she responded with, "Students! I love being a part of developing the student staff into leaders as well as getting to be a part of their collegiate journey. It's also very rewarding knowing that our programming is such an important part of students’ lives while at LUC. We have a chance to make people’s lives better daily and I feel very fortunate to have the best job ever!"
Kathryn Thies, Coordinator, Aquatics and Facilities
Kathryn has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University (Axe ‘Em Jacks!) and a Master of Science in Recreation Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire (It’s a great day to be a Wildcat!). She wrote her Master’s Thesis on the transition from high school to college and how peer mentorship affects the transition. In her free time, she likes ridiculously long bike rides or runs followed by trying out some really awesome food that Chicago has to offer. When not biking or running, Kat is hanging out with her 5 lb dog, Eloise. Kat's favorite part about Campus Rec is the community built in its programs--"Students find their support group here and create a home away from home. We get to be a part of that each and every day!"
Rachel Murray, Coordinator, Ramble Outdoors
Rachel earned a Bachelors of Music Education from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) and a Masters of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. She also has Wilderness Medicine, Professional Climbing Instructor Association, and Association for Challenge Course Technology certifications. Rachel’s favorite parts of working in Campus Recreation are getting to mentor students and getting to do something different (almost) every day. When not at work, you can typically find Rachel walking her dog or playing board games with her partner.
James Alexander, Coordinator, Club Sports
James earned his B.S. in Sport Management from Bowling Green State University and his M.Ed. in Sport Administration from Xavier University. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching football, and tracking down the latest pair of Nike footwear. His favorite part about working in Campus Recreation is the opportunity to serve as both a gatekeeper of student success and to create an environment that provides Club Sport athletes with transferable skills to succeed in their future careers.
Alex Horn, Coordinator, Intramural Sports & Student Development
Alex earned his B.A. in Government and International Politics from George Mason University and his M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma. He enjoys watching sports, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. His favorite part about working in Campus Recreation is getting to provide inclusive programming for a diverse student body while also getting to develop student employees as they become professionals in their career fields.
Kyra Dickie, Coordinator, Fitness Programs
Kyra is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received her B.S. in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida, and her M.S. in Higher Education- Policy Evaluation and Student Affairs from the University of Kentucky. During her Master’s program, she also served as a Fitness Graduate Assistant, managing both group fitness instructors and personal trainers. She became involved in campus recreation during her undergraduate experience, where she found great fulfilment teaching her peers and participants more about leading a healthy lifestyle. Her favorite part about working in campus recreation is seeing students grow into enhanced versions of themselves. Kyra is responsible for the leadership of the Group Fitness, Personal Training, and Weight Room Supervisor teams at Halas. In her spare time, Kyra likes to practice yoga, travel, and go to the lake.