Recreation Director Named

Jaron Rider has been named director of recreation at Assumption. Rider comes to Assumption from Winthrop University in Rock Hill (SC), where he served as program director for recreational services and facilities. Previously, he was the assistant director of recreation and wellness at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale (FL). In addition to his experience in recreational services, facilities and wellness programs, he also brings to Assumption extensive knowledge of best practices, risk management, policy development, assessment, and student leadership development.

Rider’s leadership brings a new direction and new name, Campus Recreation, to the campus department previously known as Recreational Sports (Rec Sports) or the Plourde Center. “Campus Recreation” better encompasses all the department offers, including its recreation facilities (Plourde Recreation Center), intramurals, club sports, instructional programs, informal recreation, student leadership, and fitness and wellness initiatives.

Rider, wife Natasha and daughter Isabel have found a home Worcester and are looking forward to getting to know both the Assumption and Worcester communities.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews