Contact Us

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


Name Position Telephone Number Email Address
Bob Holub Director of Campus Recreation 304-696-6758 holub@marshall.edu
Michele Muth Associate Director of Facilities and Operations 304-696-2943 pallante1@marshall.edu
Cindi Tscherne Associate Director of Programs 304-696-6759 tscherne@marshall.edu
Chad Steen Assistant Director of Adventure Recreation & Youth Programs 304-696-4653 steenc@marshall.edu
Trevor Dunlap Assistant Director of Facility Operations 304-696-4651 dunlapt@marshall.edu
Kirsten Whittemore Coordinator of Member & Guest Services 304-696-4652 whittemorek@marshall.edu
Kayla Dodd Coordinator of Marketing and Special Events 304-696-3633 dodd18@marshall.edu
Matt Schaefer Coordinator of Competitive Sports & Camps 304-696-4101 schaeferm@marshall.edu
JoEllen Cornelius Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness 304-696-4107 corneliusj@marshall.edu
Eric Becker Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety 304-696-3653 beckere@marshall.edu
Paul Rose Maintenance Supervisor 304-696-6752 rosepa@marshall.edu
Richard Fricke Facility Service Technician 304-696-5738 frickeii@marshall.edu

 

Bob Holub
Bob Holub

Director of Campus Recreation


Telephone: 304-696-6758


Email: holub@marshall.edu


Bob has been the Director of Campus Recreation since 2015, after working in Campus Recreation at Cleveland State University and University of Alabama Birmingham. His responsibilities are broad in that he oversees all facility, program, staff and financial management. Bob holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration, both from Kent State. Bob really loves his dog Eddie, spending time with his wife Sarah, running, and college football.

Michele Muth
Michele Muth

Associate Director of Facilities and Operations


Telephone: 304-696-2943


Email: pallante1@marshall.edu


For the past 7 years, Michele has been the Senior Assistant Director of Marketing and Membership. She is responsible for all management of marketing, branding, and special events. Michele graduated from Marshall University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Economics, and again in 2009 with a Master’s of Business Administration. In her spare time she loves travelling, blogging, reading, Denver Broncos football, spending time with her husband and kids, and teaching BodyPump at the Rec!

Cindi Tscherne
Cindi Tscherne

Associate Director of Programs


Telephone: 304-696-6759


Email: tscherne@marshall.edu


Cindi has been working the field of Recreation since 1980, and currently holds the position as the Assistant Director of Aquatics and Safety. She oversees aquatic operations by hiring, training and scheduling lifeguards and swim instructors. She also develops and administers aquatic and safety programs and is responsible for Risk Management. Cindi graduated in 1980 from Bowling Green State University with a B. S. in Recreation, and graduated in 2004 from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH with a Masters of Education. She enjoys doing anything in, on or around water. She also loves cooking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Chad Steen
Chad Steen

Assistant Director of Adventure Recreation & Youth Programs


Telephone: 304-696-4653


Email: steenc@marshall.edu


Chad moved to West Virginia in October of 2013 to take on the role of the Assistant Director of Adventure Recreation and Youth Programs. He is in charge of fun things like adventure trips, teambuilding, the climbing wall, and youth camps. Chad earned his B.S in Recreational Leadership and his M.S. in Sports Management from Delta State University in Mississippi. Fighting Okra for life! His favorite things to do when he’s not at work involve hiking with his fiancée Amber and his dog Crosby and eating burritos.

Trevor Dunlap
Trevor Dunlap

Assistant Director of Facility Operations


Telephone: 304-696-4651


Email: dunlapt@marshall.edu


Since 2016, Trevor has held the position of Assistant Director of Facility Operations at the Rec. He is responsible for maintenance of the facility and all the equipment, custodial operations, overseeing facility operations staff, and all rentals and reservations. He has a Bachelors in Recreation and Leisure Services from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Recreation and Sports Pedagogy from Ohio University. Trevor likes working out, hunting, travelling, being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

Kirsten Whittemore
Kirsten Whittemore

Coordinator of Member & Guest Services


Telephone: 304-696-4652


Email: whittemorek@marshall.edu


Kirsten Whittemore has served as the Coordinator of Member & Guest Services at the Marshall Rec since summer of 2016. After receiving her B.S. in Recreation, Sport and Tourism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, she then completed her M.A. of Recreation and Park Management there as well. Customer service is at the heart of what she does, as she is responsible for supervising Welcome Desk and ProShop staff. She directly manages all member accounts and billing. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and attending collegiate sporting events with her husband Michael.

Kayla Dodd

Coordinator of Marketing & Special Events


Telephone: 304-696-3633


Email: dodd18@marshall.edu


Serving as the Coordinator of Marketing & Special Events at the Marshall Rec, 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. 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 dog Phoebe.

Matt Schaefer
Matt Schaefer

Coordinator of Competitive Sports & Camps


Telephone: 304-696-4101


Email: schaeferm@marshall.edu


Matt loves sports, and it serves him well as the Coordinator of Competitive Sports and Camps at Marshall. He joined the team summer of 2016, after finishing his M.S. in Sports Management at Western Illinois University. He also holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Truman State University. His job at the Rec is to oversee all Intramural and club Sports operations and assist with youth programming. When he’s not at the Rec, Matt can be found officiating basketball and baseball games, running, hiking and watching the St. Louis Cardinals or Kansas City Chiefs.

JoEllen Cornelius
JoEllen Cornelius

Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness


Telephone: 304-696-4107


Email: corneliusj@marshall.edu


JoEllen got started in May of 2017, as the Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness. She came from Southeast Missouri University where she earned both her B.S. in Health Management and Exercise Science, and her Masters of Public Administration. Her main responsibility is overseeing the group fitness and personal training program. When she’s not at work, she enjoys cooking, trying new things, and spending time outdoors.

Eric Becker

Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety


Telephone: 304-696-3653


Email: beckere@marshall.edu


Serving as the newest member of the Marshall Rec staff, Eric was recently hired to take on the role of Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety. This is Eric’s first professional position after finishing up his graduate assistantship at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In this new role, Eric will oversee Aquatics on-deck operations, including staff development, scheduling, certification courses, and swim lessons. Before graduate school, he attended NC State for his undergraduate years from 2011-2016, working in areas including Aquatics, Facilities, and Special Events. In his spare time when not working, Eric can be found enjoying the outdoors with his girlfriend and new puppy Nox.

Paul Rose

Maintenance Supervisor


Telephone: 304-696-6752


Email: rosepa@marshall.edu


Paul has worked as the Maintenance Supervisor at the Rec since 2013. His main job is to maintain all three floors of the 130,000 square foot building. He holds his OSHA Electrical Certification, has a HVAC license, and is a factory trained Life Fitness Service Technician. In his spare time Paul spends a lot of time on the lake with his boat, and he loves to spend time in his garden.

Richard Fricke
Richard Fricke

Facility Service Technician


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.

 

 

Kyle Arabit
Kyle Arabit

Graduate Assistant of Fitness & Wellness


Kyle Arabit joined the Rec Team in August of 2017, when he came to Marshall University to pursue his MBA. He holds a B.S in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Cal Poly Pomona in California. He also hold several fitness certifications and has experience working as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Fitness Supervisor. He loves to work out, watch movies and try different restaurants. His favorite quote is “Be the person you want to meet.”

Brett Simon

Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports and Camps


Brett graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in spring of 2017, and is currently serving as the Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports and Camps. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in Sports Management and loves the West Virginia country. Brett enjoys spending time hiking, hunting, playing guitar, and watching Wisconsin sports teams. His favorite thing to do is play disc golf, and he serves as the president of the Marshall Disc Golf Club. His favorite quote is, “The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time.” by coach Vince Lombardi.