Assistant Director, Student Wellness
Alana Harris graduated from Brock University (Canada) with a BS in Kinesiology and an MS in Applied Health Science. She went on to work as the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at McMaster University (Canada) where she was part of the planning and opening of a 34- million dollar athletic and recreation center. After working at McMaster for 6-years, Alana moved to the Netherlands with her husband where she coordinated Strength and Conditioning and facilitated an employee based wellness program at Maastricht University. In 2013, Alana moved with her family to Urbana, Illinois and shortly after accepted a position as the Assistant Director, Fitness Programs at Illinois State University. Alana has been working toward her PhD in Kinesiology at UIUC since 2013 and her dissertation work focuses on wellness based interventions.
Assistant Director, Club Sports & Risk Management
Kristen LaFleur joined the University of Illinois Campus Recreation staff in January 2017 as the Assistant Director of Club Sports and Risk Management. She currently is an active member of National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and serves on the 2017 Sport Club Symposium Planning Committee, and the National Championship Series Assessment Committee.
Kristen got her start in campus recreation in 2006 while attending Western Kentucky University working as an Intramural Official. While earning her bachelors in Recreation Administration, she became very involved with campus recreation and eventually moved up to an Intramural Supervisor. Kristen then attended Old Dominion University and earned a Masters of Education in Recreation and Tourism Studies. During her two years, she worked as a Graduate Assistant for Sport Clubs and Summer Camps.
Kristen’s first professional job was at the University of Houston where she served as the Program Coordinator of Rec Sports and Family Programming. During her time at UH, she was a member of several different university committees, tournament director of the NIRSA 2016 Region 4 basketball tournament, and created a student run sport club council.
A native of Cincinnati, OH, Kristen enjoys being outdoors with her 2 year old daughter, husband, and dog, attending sports events, watching the Bengals, or the Reds, and spending time with family.