Contact Us

Find contact information, including email and telephone, for Marshall University Recreation Center administration and staff.

Name Position Telephone Number Email Address
Michele Muth Director of Campus Recreation 304-696-6758 pallante1@marshall.edu
Cindi Tscherne Associate Director of Programs 304-696-6759 tscherne@marshall.edu
Michael Weaver Associate Director of Facilities & Operations 304-696-2943 weaverm@marshall.edu
Kayla Dodd Assistant Director of Marketing & Membership 304-696-3633 dodd18@marshall.edu
Kaitlin Horton Assistant Director of Aquatics & Safety 304-696-3653 slayton8@marshall.edu
Zach Kula Coordinator of Competitive Sports & Camps 304-696-4652 kula@marshall.edu
Vincent Murphy Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety 304-696-3653 murphy317@marshall.edu
Richard Fricke Building Maintenance Manager 304-696-5738 frickeii@marshall.edu
Lionel Campbell Custodial Services Manager 304-696-5738 campbell365@marshall.edu
Michele Muth

Director of Campus Recreation

Telephone: 304-696-6758

Email: pallante1@marshall.edu

Michele Muth is the Director of Campus Recreation and has worked in Campus Rec at Marshall University for most of her career. She started serving as Assistant Director of Marketing and Membership in 2010, then was promoted to Associate Director in 2017 and Director in 2019. Michele holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Economics and a Master of Business Administration, both from Marshall University. Her responsibilities include financial management, oversight of both the operations and programming aspects of campus recreation and leading the entire Rec team to achieve excellence. When she isn’t working, she can be found at the Rec taking a group fitness class, cheering on her kids Maren and Henrik at soccer games, cooking and spending time with her husband Mark.

Cindi Tscherne

Associate Director of Programs

Telephone: 304-696-6759

Email: tscherne@marshall.edu

Cindi Tscherne is the Associate Director of Programs at the Marshall Recreation Center. In her current role, she oversees fitness, well-being, adventure recreation, aquatics and competitive sport programs. She has been at Marshall since December 2016, but she has worked in the field of recreation since 1980 and specifically in Campus Recreation for the past 10 years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Cindi graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Recreation and from Baldwin Wallace University with a M.A. in Education. When she is not working she can be found at home with her husband Joel and their “Herd” of 2 dogs and 4 cats. She loves working in her yard, cooking or spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Michael Weaver

Associate Director of Facilities and Operations

Telephone: 304-696-2943

Email: weaverm@marshall.edu

Mike started as the Associate Director of Facilities and Operations in October of 2018.  He has been working in Campus Rec since 2010 at Cleveland State University.  Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ashland University and a Master’s degree from Cleveland State University, both with a concentration in Sports Management.  Some of his responsibilities include oversight of the facilities and operation staff, facility space reservations, and financial management.  In his spare time he likes to workout, compete in obstacle races, watch movies, and enjoy time with his pets and wife.

Kayla Dodd

Assistant Director of Marketing & Membership

Telephone: 304-696-3633

Email: dodd18@marshall.edu

Serving as the Assistant Director of Marketing & Membership, Kayla is responsible for the oversight and development of departmental brand management and enhancement through print, digital and social media. Her responsibilities include website management, graphic design and campus & community event representation. In addition to marketing, she oversees memberships, the Pro Shop and the front desk staff. Previously, she also worked in marketing and memberships at the Marshall Rec during her undergrad and graduate years from 2009 through 2014, while attending Marshall University. Kayla enjoys to bake, spend time with family and friends and play with her dogs Phoebe & Piper.

Kaitlin Horton

Assistant Director of Aquatics & Safety

Telephone: 304-696-3653

Email: slayton8@marshall.edu

Serving as the Assistant Director of Aquatics and Safety at Marshall University. Mrs. Horton is responsible for programming and operations at both the Marshall Recreation Center and the Henderson Pool at Marshall University. She is also is responsible for programing all safety classes for the site. She has been in aquatics for over 10 years; working as a lifeguard, swim lesson instructor, and supervisor. She began her journey at Marshall University in 2012 as a part time staff until she became the Graduate Assistant of Facility Operations in 2018. Kaitlin completed both her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and then completed her Masters in Exercise Science at Marshall University.

Zach Kula

Coordinator of Competitive Sports & Camps

Telephone: 304-696-4652

Email: kula@marshall.edu

Serving as the Coordinator of Competitive Sports & Camps, Zach is responsible for the facilitation of Intramural Sports and Camps for the Rec Center. Additionally, he is responsible for the recruitment, training, and development of the student officials that work with the Intramural program and the counselors for camps. Zach holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of North Georgia and a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of West Florida. In his spare time, Zach officiates High School and Women’s Collegiate Basketball as well as high school tackle football. He also loves to go on adventures with his wife and dog!

Vincent Murphy

Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety

Telephone: 304-696-3653

Email: murphy317@marshall.edu

Serving as the Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety at Marshall University, Vincent is responsible for the programming and operations of the Marshall Recreation Center pool and Fitch Natatorium pool in the Cam Henderson Center. Additionally, he is responsible for programming all the safety classes for the site. He has been in aquatics for over nine years, working as a lifeguard, swim lesson instructor, and aquatics supervisor. Vincent started at the Marshall Rec in 2017 as a part-time staff until he became the Graduate Assistant of Aquatics and Safety. He completed his undergraduate degree in Health Science at Marshall University and is pursuing his master’s degree as well. In his free time, he likes to enjoy time with his dog, cat, and watch lots of Netflix. 

Richard Fricke

Building Maintenance Manager

Telephone: 304-696-5738

Email: frickeii@marshall.edu

Richard serves as the Facility Service Technician at the Rec. In this role he oversees preventive Maintenance for all exercise equipment and assists with facility upkeep projects. His previous professional experience includes positions as the Operations/Maintenance Superintendent at DSI Underground as well as Maintenance Supervisor at Minova USA. In his spare time he likes to drive golf balls and his vintage Corvette.

Lionel Campbell

Custodial Services Manager

Telephone: 304-696-5738

Email: campbell365@marshall.edu

Lionel recently joined the Rec as the Custodial Services Manager, overseeing all custodial needs for the facility. Previously, he served for four years in the U.S. Navy as Boatswain Mate Second Class, over 20 years in construction work and four years in retail as a manager. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking or anything outdoors. He grew up in the small town of Fayetteville, WV on a farm raising cattle, chicken and hogs.

Payton Harris 

Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports & Camps

Email: harris556@marshall.edu

Payton has been with the Rec Center since May 2021 after coming from the Rec Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL).  He attended UMSL for his undergraduate degree in Economics and is now attending Marshall University Graduate School to earn a degree in Sports Administration.  He is currently serving as the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports and Camps where he oversees the daily operations of Intramural Sports as well as the Healthy Herd Youth Camp.  He also works closely with the Intramural Officials and Supervisors, as well as Camp Counselors and Supervisors.  In Payton’s free time he enjoys watching college football, working out, and playing video games with his friends.