A campus-centric approach.

As a national company focused on collegiate recreation management, CENTERS manages facilities ranging from 50,000 to 150,000 square feet at colleges and universities that enroll 5,000 to 21,000 students.

  • Cleveland State University

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    CENTERS has served as the management company since the Rec Center's opening in 2006. The Campus Recreation Services department, comprised entirely of CENTERS personnel, employs over 120 full- and part-time staff and offers comprehensive programs.
  • As the management company for Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center since the facility's opening in 1999, CENTERS continually exceeds both financial and programmatic goals. The CENTERS staff remains committed to the development of “out of the classroom” learning experiences for student employees and participants.
  • Jacksonville State University

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    In response to a University initiative to enhance the quality of campus life, in July 2017, Jacksonville State University (JSU) retained CENTERS, LLC (CENTERS) to take over the management of the university’s indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and all associated programing and services.
  • When the Marshall Recreation Center opened in 2009, CENTERS was brought on board to fully maintain and operate the facility as a separate entity from the University. The transparent management model is well received by faculty and students alike who remain unaware of the unique contractual relationship, which is the CENTERS way of doing business.
  • Mylan Park retained CENTERS in early 2016 to provide financial modeling for the proposed home to the West Virginia University Athletics Aquatic and Track teams. In September 2016, Mylan Park and CENTERS entered into a pre-management agreement for the 80,000 square foot Aquatics and Track Center at Mylan Park that is slated to open in May, 2019. CENTERS will prepare a business plan, consult on design decisions, hire ambitious campus recreation professionals, develop programs, cultivate partnerships and market the building.
  • Moraine Valley Community College

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    The Health, Fitness and Recreation Center opened in March 2014 and features areas dedicated to fitness, athletics, academics, KidRec space and health services. CENTERS is leading the development of the collegiate recreation department.
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

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    In 2011, UAB engaged CENTERS to provide external management expertise to improve operational efficiencies and cost savings while implementing innovative student led programs and services. To ensure a seamless transition, CENTERS developed a detailed transition plan from initial assessments through full-service management. Within three months, all operating procedures and personnel were in place.
  • University of Missouri–St. Louis

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    The University of Missouri–St. Louis engaged CENTERS in January 2014 to assist with the opening of its new Campus Recreation Center. CENTERS has assumed all facility management responsibilties. UMSL broke ground on the 94,000-square-foot center November 2013 and opened July 2015.
  • University of New Haven

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    Led by CENTERS’ staff, the $15.5 million David A. Beckerman Recreation Center opened in December 2007. Since the grand opening, the facility continues to exceed performance expectations. The staff has successfully implemented newly developed programs in the areas of group exercise, intramural sports, and instructional and informal recreation.
  • In July 2016, Harper College and CENTERS entered into a pre-opening agreement of the College’s Recreation and Wellness Center. CENTERS will provide project management consulting services during the planned opening of the center, currently projected for August 20, 2018. CENTERS will prepare a business plan, consult on design decisions, hire ambitious campus recreation professionals, develop programs, cultivate partnerships and market the building.