Advancing Your Career: Jacque Hamilton

Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
December 3 – December 6, 2013
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.

Be Well So We Can All Excel

Jacqueline Hamilton, Director of Recreational Sports, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

Jacque HamiltonWith our intense schedules, an easy way to "buy more time" is to push our individual wellness aside. This session asks you to re-evaluate the priority you place on your individual wellness as you make stronger connections to your personal achievement and the role that individual wellness serves in sustainability for those around us.

As a result of attending this session, participants will:

  • Examine the priority they assign to individual wellness in their daily or weekly schedules
  • Connect aspects of individual wellness to levels of work performance in themselves and others
  • Correlate actions at individual levels with movements at community levels that lead to sustainability

Jacque Hamilton is the director of recreational sports at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi where she has worked since 2001. She completed her doctorate in educational leadership at the university and also teaches graduate courses as an adjunct faculty member. She began her collegiate recreation experience working as an undergraduate student at University of Michigan, where she received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in kinesiology. She worked at the University of Texas–Austin for 11 years before moving to Corpus Christi.

Hamilton enjoys helping students, faculty, and staff improve their health and wellness through the recreational sports programs. Her dissertation was focused on the effectiveness of employee wellness programs. She represented NIRSA as a member of the writing coalition for the American College Health Association Healthy Campus 2020 initiative. She is co-chairing the sustainability theme group for her university's strategic planning. This passion for sustainable, healthy communities has continued and strengthened throughout her 27 years as a member of NIRSA.

As a current annual director on the NIRSA Board of Directors, one of Hamilton’s focus areas is the NIRSA Education Task Force. This team is building resources to support intentional opportunities for lifelong learning for the profession across competencies, strategic value areas, and collaboration.

Updated Oct. 13, 2013