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Stan Shingles ’82, M.S. ’88

Stan Shingles

  • Recreation and Park Administration
  • Mount Pleasant, MI

Stan has spent the past 30 years inspiring and strengthening many departments at Central Michigan University. While at Central Michigan he has held the positions of assistant vice president for recreation, events and conferences, and director of university recreation. and interim assistant vice president for institutional diversity. He is now the assistant vice president for university recreation and student engagement.

Stan also gives his time and talent to many professional associations and nonprofit organizations. He has been president of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, a state director for the Michigan Intramural-Recreational Sports Association and president of the Mid-American Conference Recreation Directors Association. In 2019, he received NIRSA’s highest honor, the NIRSA Honor Award. He is also active with Special Olympics Michigan, United Way, American Red Cross, the Union Township Planning Commission, and the Union Township Recreation Task Force to name a few.

As a student, he was a member of the Black Action and Awareness Committee and the Black Student Union. He was volunteered with Special Olympics Illinois and, no surprise with his parks and rec background, was very active with intramural sports. As an alum he stays active with ISU serving on the board of directors for the Black Colleagues Association, as a member of the Student Affairs Redbird Rising campaign committee, as a member of the Brothers of Campus, Inc (where he also helped steward an endowed scholarship for ISU). He is also an active 30-year member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has also been inducted into the College of Applied Science and Technology Hall of Fame and the Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame.

He chairs the Alumni Association board of directors' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee and serves on board development and executive committees.