Jill Krantz named to oversee construction of new rec center and other campus rec activities

Jill Krantz has been named the executive director of campus recreation.

Krantz will oversee the construction of the new wellness and recreation center scheduled to open in 2023 — one of the largest construction projects in recent campus history.

Additionally, Krantz will be responsible for the oversight and management of other campus recreation facilities, operations, personnel, budget, fitness, aquatics and outdoor programs, as well as programs and services including both intramural and club recreation sports. She will also support University-wide initiatives and events pertaining to student wellness. 

“Jill has the demonstrated leadership ability, professional knowledge and enthusiasm to lead the University in this next stage of campus development,” said Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner. “My team and I are looking forward to working closely with Jill as she gets to know Pitt and brings her own vision for how to best serve our students, staff and faculty.”  

“I’m honored to be joining the University of Pittsburgh and to be part of supporting its exceptional commitment to recreation and wellness,” Krantz said. “It’s especially exciting to be involved in helping to shape the future of campus recreation and to work with an incredible team.”

Krantz served for more than six years as associate athletics director and department director of intramural-recreational sports at the University of Virginia. Before her tenure at UVA, Krantz served as the facility manager at the Chilson Recreation/Senior Center in Loveland, Colo.; as a principal with GreenPlay, LLC; as the recreation and tourism director/instructor in the School of Business at the University of Colorado; and as the recreation supervisor for Onslow County, N.C. She is an active member of the National Recreation and Park Association and of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.