Recreational Sports Staff
Meet our friendly staff!
Melissa LaMere — Director of Recreation & Assistant Director of Athletics
Melissa is responsible for oversight of club sports, intramurals, equipment issue,
bike program, and outdoor adventure activities programming. She also provides budget
oversight, assists with facility renovation planning and oversight, coordinates assessment
for the department, serves on the Hall of Fame Committee, and serves as the tournament
director for various different conference and NCAA tournaments hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh.
She also serves as an adjunct faculty member within the college’s fitness and wellness major, a position she has held since 2010.
Prior to her director of recreation position, LaMere served as the assistant director of athletics. She oversaw NCAA compliance, was a member of the SUNYAC governing body, chaired search committees, served as the scheduling coordinator, oversaw game management, and coordinated team transportation. Prior to that role, LaMere was the assistant fitness center and recreation director at SUNY Plattsburgh from 2008–17. In that position, she oversaw the hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of student personnel.
LaMere earned her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from The College at Brockport in 2004 and her Master of Science in exercise science from SUNY Cortland in 2006. She has been an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist since 2006, and is currently certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED for Adults.