History of the UF Division of Student Affairs - Page 97

97 award. The Southwest Softball Complex was built as part of the complex and opened in 1995. In 1998, the Southwest Fields and UVS Fields opened. Money from these projects paid for the renovations of the Cypress Lodge at Lake Wauburg and related water and sewage upgrades. In 2001, the Southwest Rec Center expansion opened with the addition of a weight room and a multi-activity gym. The construction process for the expansion ensured that access and activity in the rest of the facility continued for student use. 2001 a n d B e yo n d: B eco m i n g a S t u d e n t A f fa i r s D e pa r tm e n t In 2003, David Bowles was promoted to Director. Bowles is the first non-faculty director. Broward Outdoor Recreation Complex opened in 2003 and earned a National Intramural Recreation Sports Administration (NIRSA) Outstanding Sports Facility award. Phase II of the Broward project included the addition of a gatehouse, restrooms, and storage. Two pavilions were added shortly thereafter. Recreational Sports moved from the College of Health and Human Performance to the Division of Student Affairs in 2004. Also in 2004, Recreational Sports staff and the Board of Directors worked with student government to create a definition for Sport Clubs that was more competitive in nature. In 2008, new membership categories were created. Non-registered students were charged for summer access; Previously Enrolled Student was a new membership category; and Faculty/Staff memberships were changed to Faculty/Staff/Affiliate memberships. Also in 2008, final approval was received for the $16.3 million expansion of the Southwest Recreation Center. Southwest Fields 5 & 6 were transferred from the University Athletic Association to Recreational Sports in 2009. The RecSports In Motion Staff Development and Training Program was created. In 2010, the Southwest Recreation Center underwent a major expansion and renovation. The project dramatically increased and improved the programming space for students; created new student development opportunities; and added more work space for full-time staff members. A Grand Opening ceremony with 200 in attendance was held in the lobby area August 2010. The Southwest Depa rtment histor ies : Recr eational Sports