Director of Recreational Services
Mark Hecht has been Director of Recreational Services since 1988. Prior to his current position at Augustana University, he previously worked as a teacher/coach at Aurora High School in Aurora, Nebraska, for four years. He graduated with an M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in 1992 and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Augustana University in 1984. Mark has been a long time member of NIRSA (National Intramural Recreational Sports Association), serving the Association in a variety of capacities. His past NIRSA contributions include being a member of various committees including Professional Ethics, Nominations and Elections, and NIRSA Blue Ribbon committee; Presenter at NIRSA Region V Conferences and Minnesota State Conferences; and South Dakota/North Dakota NIRSA State Director and winner of the 2009 Regional Award of Merit.
Senior Associate Director of Recreation, Retired
Carmen Hecht (a native of New Brighton, MN) has been at Augustana College for the last 26 years. She earned her bachelor's degree from Augustana College in 1987 in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with a coaching endorsement. She then went on to finish her Masters degree in Secondary Education in 1991. While a student at Augustana she played on the Varsity Volleyball team where she was Captain, All-Conference (3 yrs), NCC Player of the week and made several all -tournament teams. She is part of the 1,000 Kill club and is 2nd all time in career service aces. In 1988 she went on to become the Head Volleyball Coach for two years (record 43-42). In 1990 she joined the Recreational Services Department as a Recreation Coordinator where she continues today. From 2003-2007 she was the State Director for the National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association. Carmen currently works on Kids Rec Camp, an annual summer camp put on for kids ages 6-10.
Assistant Director of Recreation — Group Fitness
Intramural Office: 605.274.5002