About Us


Name                                        Phone Email
Brian Mills, Director 281-283-2332 MillsB@uhcl.edu
Emmanuel Akogyeram, Assistant Director 281-283-2338 Akogyeram@uhcl.edu
April Harris, Business and Member
Services Coordinator
281-283-2333 Harris@uhcl.edu
Bryce Starr, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator  281-283-2337 Starrb@uhcl.edu  
Karina Avendano, Graduate Assistant for Operations 281-283-2331 avendanok0856@uhcl.edu 
Jackson Grosskopf, Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness 281-283-2331 CampusRecreation@uhcl.edu
Kelsey Daviglus, Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness 281-283-2331 CampusRecreation@uhcl.edu 
Diana Portales, Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Promotions 281-283-2331 CampusRecreation@uhcl.edu
Eleni Rigopoulos, Graduate Assistant for Business and Member Services 281-283-2331 RigopoulosE5516@UHCL.edu 
Eris White, Graduate Assistant for Recreational Sports 281-283-2331 CampusRecreation@uhcl.edu 

Student Staff

  Interested in Joining Our Team?

UHCL students are welcome to apply. Many positions do not require experience as we provide training and development.

Jobs include: operations assistant, fitness assistant, member services assistant, marketing assistant, intramural sports officials, group fitness instructor (certification required) and personal trainer (certification required). We host job fairs each semester and accept applications through Career Services Jobs4Hawks.

The next Job Fair will be held on August 8, 2019 hosted by Career Services in Bayou Building, Atrium II. If you are interested in a student position on campus, this is a great opportunity to see all of the available jobs on campus.


The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness creates educationally purposeful experiences through outstanding facilities, programs and services that inspire University of Houston-Clear Lake students and community towards lifelong healthy habits to improve their overall well-being.

Vision: Engaged Hawks soaring in health and happiness
Service: We create an inclusive and safe community through engagement, education and empowerment.

Departmental Values

  • Promote safety through good stewardship and sound risk management practices
  • Embrace diversity through inclusion and respect
  • Foster leadership development through experiential opportunities and transformative learning
  • Encourage excellence through high standards and personal accountability
  • Instill integrity through teamwork and building trust
  • Build community through meaningful relationships and positivity
  • Encourage holistic wellness through education and engagement


The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness was established in October 2016 by the passing of a student referendum. The referendum was a student-driven initiative to create a dedicated student fee to support the creation and construction of a new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Construction of the new facility began April 2017 and was completed August 2018. The fee also provided the funding to create new positions to lead the department and provide new programming and experiential opportunities for the UHCL community.


Campus Recreation and Wellness Center had record-setting participation in its first semester of operations. From August 25, 2018 through December 31, 2018, the department proved to be an asset for the record number of students at UHCL.

Fall 2018 Campus Recreation and Wellness usage statistics are as follows:

  • Total check-ins: 37,341 
    In the previous year of the Fitness Room, the annual total of check-ins was 16,473.

  • Unique users: 2,346 students or 25.7% of student body

  • Male/Female usage: 66% male, 33% female

  • Classification usage by total check-ins:
    • First year: 1,465
    • Sophomores: 1,215
    • Juniors: 6,851
    • Seniors: 10,496
    • Masters: 8,046
    • Doctorate: 862 
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness

    Email: CampusRecreation@uhcl.edu 

    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 245
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Phone: 281-283-2330
    Member Services: 281-283-2331 
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Rec Center Summer hours
    May 20 - August 25
    Mon. - Thurs., 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Fri., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sun, 12 - 6 p.m.

    More Hours

    Outdoor Spaces hours:
    Daily: 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.
    Closed for inclement weather

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