Bryan Schmidt

Director of Campus Recreation

What I'm Responsible For:

Intramural Program, Outdoor Program, Fitness Program (non-credit), Sport Clubs, Recreational Risk Management, Steppin Out (outdoor based pre-orientation program), "Blitz" the Bearcat, Advise the Sport Club Council and the Outdoor Activities Council, and Special Events (Dorm Wars, OD Grass Volleyball Tournament).


  • B.A., Recreation Management, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 2002,
  • M.A., Sport Management, University of Southern Mississippi, (in progress)


I have lived in Salem for 6 years, but am originally from Wisconsin.

Interests and Hobbies

I LOVE to explore the Northwest. Basic outdoor activities, even sightseeing, is great! I am a HUGE Green Bay Packer fan, as well as any other Wisconsin sport program (Badgers, Brewers, Bucks). I also LOVE food. I love trying to find the best thing to eat each and every day.

What I Love About Willamette

I love that people can make a difference at Willamette. From the simplest acts (maybe even stopping to say hello) to more complex issues (serving and supporting communities), people can change a persons life EVERY DAY! Motto: "50% of the time it works every time"