The 2022-2023 academic year marks the tenth for Meredith Merchant working at WPI as the Assistant Director of Facilities & Recreation.
Meredith oversees the Sports & Recreation Center daily operations, including programming, maintenance, scheduling, and staffing. She is also well-known at WPI, serving on several campus-wide committees.
Active in the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA), Meredith served as the Massachusetts State Director from 2017-2019. She has had the opportunity to serve on numerous host committees including 2014 Massachusetts State Workshop, 2019 Annual Conference, and 2019 Region 1 Conference. Currently she serves on the National NIRSA Nominations and Appointments Committee.
Meredith did her undergraduate work at Eastern Connecticut State, earning a degree in Sport and Leisure Management in May of 2008 before obtaining her master’s in Education in Exercise Science from Springfield in 2011. An avid distance runner. she completed the Boston Marathon in 2018 for Dana Farber and the Chicago Marathon in October 2019 for the American Heart Association.