All posts by Matt Beck

Matt Beck
Matt Beck, MS, CPRP, RCRSP is currently an associate director for the department of wellness at Oklahoma State University. Matt’s expertise is rooted in recreation programs and facility management with specialties in leadership development and project management. He has worked in campus recreation at multiple institutions in the roles of associate director of programs, and associate director facilities and operations, as well as serving as a parks and recreation director for two different communities. Matt’s collegiate recreation service has included the NIRSA Assembly, NIRSA State Director, NIRSA Professional Registry Commissioner, NIRSA Wasson Award committee, NIRSA Campus Engagement Coordinator, NIRSA Mentor Program, Oklahoma State Workshop Planning Committee Chair, NIRSA State Student Leader, Director of Officials and Officials Committee member at numerous NIRSA tournaments, as well as a presenter at the NIRSA National, Regional and State level conferences. He is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in health, leisure and human performance at OSU. Matt can be reached at mrbeck@okstate.edu.
  • Finding Balance: How Full is Your Cup?

    John Wooden once said, “Next to love, balance is the most important thing.” I am finding myself in a season of life where I am...

  • A Failed Trust Fall

    Every day when I look in the mirror, I am reminded of a powerful and painful lesson that I once learned about trust. As many...

  • Influence to Impact

    Influence is leadership. Without influence you cannot lead anyone or anything to action. With it, you can have impact on your social group, your team,...

  • What’s Your One Word?

    Each year, roughly 87 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  Campus rec centers around the country are generally the beneficiary as traffic flow into...

  • Why Change Should be a Constant: Part Two

    Here is Part Two of a two part blog series by Matt Beck on lessons learned in renovation. Many campus recreation professionals will encounter older...

  • Why Change Should be a Constant: Part One

    Here is Part One of a two part blog series by Matt Beck on lessons learned in renovation. Henry Ford said “business men go down...