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Meet Mark Crager

What’s your title? Director of Campus Recreation

What does that mean? It depends on who you ask, but I am responsible for the overall operation of all facilities and programs offered under Campus Recreation.

What is your hometown? State Line, MS

Share a bit about your family. I am married and have a 6 year old boy named Caiden. My wife’s name is Carlene and we have been together for 17 years now.

What are your hobbies? What’s your passion? Sports and Sports

When did you first hear about Southern Miss? I went to school here as an undergraduate and learned about campus recreation as a profession. The professionals helped me get a graduate assistantship in the field and coming back here to work was like coming back home.

What is your best or most favorite skill or strength? I think it is personality. I am a people person and in student affairs that helps when you have to talk to students and get them excited and engaged.

What college professor or advisor do you most admire? Dr. Otis James was my English professor and taught me a lot about life as well as English.

What was your major? Sports Administration with a minor in Business for undergrad and Sports Administration for my Masters.

Office Location? Payne Center

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