Campus Recreation

Campus Rec staff photo in front of the rec center.


The mission of Campus Recreation provides life-enhancing, recreational opportunities through the promotion of active lifestyle, personal growth, and experiential learning. We provide life balance with recreation.

Meet the Campus Recreation Professional Staff

Alan Arvin

Alan Arvin
Manager of Sports Facilities

Alan began working at Campus Recreation in July 2012. He had been the Intercollegiate Athletic Equipment Specialist for Leatherneck football since 2007. Alan has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Technology from Southeastern Community College.

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas
Interim Director, Fitness Services & Intramural Sports

Brian earned his BS in Exercise Science ('11) and MS in Kinesiology ('13) from Western Illinois University. Before coming to Campus Recreation in January 2018, he worked as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at the YMCA of McDonough County. He lives in Macomb with his fiance, Brandi, son, Sawyer, and daughter, Sydni. Brian loves being in an environment where people work collectively toward the shared vision of providing the best possible services and programs for our students. He particularly enjoys teaching, mentoring, and helping student workers to learn, grow, and excel. When he is not working or spending time with his family, Brian enjoys working out, listening to music of all kinds, and spending time outdoorswhenever possible.

Peter Skrypkun
Facility Operations Coordinator

 Peter is a long time WIU  Employee (32 years) all of which has been spent in Student Services.  He is a 1992 graduate with his BS in Psychology and minor in Law enforcement. He met both is wifes (both Alumni) on the Campus of WIU, and currently has one child attending WIU. Peter enjoys interacting with and teaching students the ways of the force, in that they gain a better understanding of the world around them, and how everyone has the ability to change the world. 

Spring 2022 Facility Management Graduate Assistants

Michaela Thompson
Current Graduate Work: RPTA

Jason Baker
Current Graduate Work: Sport Management

Sable Icenogle
Current Graduate Work:  Psychology

Logan Mozena
Current Graduate Work: Sports Management

Precious Olaniran
Current Graduate Work:  Health Science

Spring 2022 Fitness Services Graduate Assistant:

Avery Hamm
Current Graduate Work: Psychology

Spring 2022 Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs Graduate Assistants

Colton Spaur (Intramurals & Sport Clubs GA)
Current Graduate Work: RPTA

Carissa Tinsley (Aqatics & Sport Clubs GA)
Current Graduate Work: Sports Management