Bryan Schmidt

Director of Campus Recreation

What I'm Responsible For:

  • Intramural Program
  • Outdoor Program
  • Wellness Program (non-credit classes, programming, and education)
  • Sport Clubs
  • Facility Operations (Campus Recreation Center - Montag, Sparks Fitness Center operations/maintenance, Multipurpose Rooms, Henkle Gym, Sparks Pool, and Sparks building operations)
  • Aquatics Program
  • The Bike Shop
  • Open Recreation
  • Recreational Risk Management
  • Steppin Out (outdoor based pre-orientation program)
  • "Blitz" the Bearcat Mascot Program
  • Advise the Sport Club Council and the Outdoor Activities Council
  • Special Events
  • Marketing and Communications


  • B.A., Recreation Management, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 2002,
  • M.A., Sport Management, University of Southern Mississippi, 2011


I have lived in Salem since 2004, 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 person's life EVERY DAY!