Tiffany Lomax has been named the College’s first director of recreation services. Lomax, who currently serves as associate director of wellness, recreation, and campus events at Delaware State University, will assume her role in August.
Lomax will be responsible for launching an integrated program—including intramural and club sports—a multi-layered fitness program, meditation and mindfulness experiences, and for working with student leaders to provide the campus community with varying options to stay active and develop healthy life habits. She will work closely with members of the Colby Athletics Department as well as the Office of the Dean of the College to expand the program so all students can engage with the offerings.
“An active and healthy lifestyle is an important part of the Colby experience for all students,” said Vice President and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics Mike Wisecup. “Tiffany’s talent, passion, and deep background in recreational services and her ability to collaborate across departments will play a key role in helping to elevate our program across campus as well as the broader Waterville community. We’re incredibly excited to have her join our team.”
With the opening of the new athletics and recreation center coinciding with having Lomax in this inaugural directorship role, Colby is positioned to be one of the nation’s leaders in collegiate recreation, wellness, and fitness. From participating in meditation, yoga, aquatic, or spin classes in the new fitness studios to challenging themselves in the three-floor fitness center or on the state-of-the-art climbing wall, the student population will benefit from Lomax’s leadership to fulfill their college experience in ways that will redefine the potential of what colleges have to offer in the world of recreation.
“Building out the College’s recreational opportunities for our community and especially our students has been a goal for years,” said Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94. “At Colby we understand the importance of living well and have valued having recreational opportunities as an additional asset to our academic program to help guide our students to an amazing and comprehensive collegiate experience in search of growth, knowledge, and health. We are excited Tiffany is joining our team and are certain every student at Colby will benefit from the many ways the new athletics and recreation center will help this program flourish.”
In addition to Delaware State University, Lomax spent time at The George Washington University as well as with the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. In July, Campus Rec magazine named Lomax one of its five African-American women leaders in campus recreation.
“I’m extremely excited to join Colby College and help develop a robust recreation program with the support of various campus partners that will serve Colby and the greater Waterville community,” Lomax said. “Recreation has provided me with positive healthy behaviors, social engagement opportunities, professional development, and a sense of belonging to my campus community. I’m thrilled to enhance these opportunities for all students on Mayflower Hill.”
Lomax is an active committee member of the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association. She has a master’s degree in sports administration from Delaware State University and will complete her doctoral degree in educational leadership later this year.
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