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Diane Dahlmann

Diane Dahlmann is a member of the National Swimming Pool Foundation board of directors, serves on the editorial advisory board of School Construction News, is the editor of MizzouRec NATION magazine and is a featured Mondo Expert.

Formerly she served on the Special Olympics – Missouri Board of Directors and editorial advisory board of Athletic Business magazine.

As a graduate of Elmhurst College and Illinois State University, Diane has worked and studied under several great mentors. This led to 40-plus years as a teacher, mentor, director and consultant in higher education recreation. Over the years, she has visited over one hundred leisure facilities in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, and Europe.

She is known as a quality crusader for excellence, an award-winning innovator, speaker and leader who has greatly influenced the manner in which recreation opportunities and leisure experiences are delivered. Noted for her exceptional creativity and unique perspective, Dahlmann has created some the nation’s most successful programs and facilities (including the MU Student Rec Complex, which has been cited as the best in the nation.) Her program models, facility designs, student development applications and revenue-generating initiatives have been instrumental in shaping higher education and community recreation today.