Confident Calm Hallmark of KIN Dept Chair Dr. Shirley Reekie’s Leadership

Dr. Shirley Reekie has served at all levels in the Kinesiology Department at SJSU. She has most recently completed 8 years of service as Department Chair, steering the department  with savvy and forward thinking through troubled and calm waters. Her accomplishments are legion; her legacy extensive.

“Over the past eight years Dr. Shirley Reekie has provided extraordinary leadership as chair of the Department of Kinesiology. She has guided the faculty, staff, and students through unprecedented growth in undergraduate majors, impaction, furloughs, the worst of financial constraints, nurtured the start up of the Timpany Center, mobilized and led efforts with students and faculty in support of the physical activity requirement, proactively dealt with curricular changes related to the SB 1440/STAR Act, spent untold hours on the planning and implementation of SPX building renovations, rejuvenated our alumni reunions, welcomed visiting international scholars, met with prospective donors, and through it all helped the department weather all storms and provide a dynamic academic environment for our students. A high five and thank you to an exceptional colleague!” stated Dr. Bethany Shifflett

We will post a long read in Fall on her awesome accomplishments and tenure as Kinesiology Department Chair. Until then, join us in congratulating Dr. Reekie on an incredible 8 years of service as KIN Dept. Chair.

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