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Business Administration

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Creating Leadership Opportunites Through Collegiate Sport and Recreation

Jeff Elbracht

Director, University Recreation & Chinook Facilities

University Recreation

Washington State University



About Jeff:

Currently the Director of recreation facilities, Jeff supervises the administration and operations of over $90 million dollars of recreation dedicated facilities, and shared recreation facilities including development and revision of all facility policies, operational plans, maintenance and deprecation plans. In addition, he manages and develops budgets totaling approximately $11 million annually.


As Director of Facilities, he oversees professional operations staff including cash handling, risk management, and facility memberships. Actively involved in department master planning for both fiscal and facility initiatives, Jeff has served on the University Master Plan development committee and on the University Recreation risk management committee. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Washington State University.

"An individual looking to pursue a career in collegiate sport and recreation should look for opportunities to gain new experiences that push them outside their normal comfort zone."


- Jeff Elbracht