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Yvette Kell

Director of Campus Recreation at the University Missouri - St. Louis

Serving as the Director of Campus Recreation, at the University of Missouri – St. Louis Dr. Kell is responsible for hiring all site staff for the newly constructed Recreation and Wellness Center that opened July 28, 2015. Yvette and her staff are tasked with creating quality programming and services for the campus community. Dr. Kell received her Ph.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Kentucky in 2018. She brings 25 years of professional collegiate recreation experience. She has worked in a variety of different roles, beginning her professional career as the Coordinator of Fitness and Aquatics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she oversaw the group fitness and personal training program as well as the fitness and aquatic facilities. Next, her career took her to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where she began as the Assistant Director of Facilities and was later promoted to Director of Facilities and Operations. Most recently Yvette served as the Director of Recreation and Wellness at Morehead State University where she opened a new facility as well as led a newly formed department.
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Ph.D., Education Leadership (University of Kentucky)

M.S., Kinesiology (Sam Houston State University)

B.S., Leisure Studies (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

American Red Cross

Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguarding

Lifeguard Instructor Trainer

First Aid and CPR Instructor

Automated External Defibrillator Instructor

Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

Group Fitness Instructor

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)

Certified Recreation Sports Specialist

National Swimming Pool Foundation

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)