The Final Exam is your chance to get advice and insights from experts in the industry. For the March/April 2021 issue, Campus Rec spoke with Cindy Wright, the director of EES Student Success and Well-being, at Gettysburg College.
Cindy Wright: I started working for one of my mentors, Don Nichter, who was the director of Campus Recreation at Dickinson College. That was the year I first joined NIRSA — September 1, 1988.
CW: Our tagline is “Campus Recreation: Well-being for life!” We continually promote healthy life-style choices and social interactions in an environment that values, embraces and enriches individual differences. We are striving to teach our students how to become advocates for their own well-being.
CW: Honestly, dealing with COVID has been by far the most challenging situation I have ever had to manage in my tenured career. Everyone in our industry has had to pivot on a daily basis, ensuring the health and well-being of our community.
CW: It was being ranked by alumni as one of the top five current employees impacting the overall student experience.
CW: I found these four agreements from reading “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz, and I think about them daily.
The Four Agreements are as follows:
CW: My husband and I have a goal of running half marathons in all 50 states. Before COVID-19, we only had seven states left. We’ll finish this goal once we get COVID under control.