Angie Smith-Nix Elected President of the Sport and Recreation Law Association

Angie Smith-Nix has been elected president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA). Currently, Dr. Smith-Nix serves as a clinical assistant professor in the health, human performance and recreation department at the University of Arkansas. She has been a faculty member at the university since 1989. Before that, she was a physical education and health teacher at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The SRLA’s mission is to further the study and dissemination of information regarding legal aspects of sport and recreation. Dr. Smith-Nix has been a contributing member of the organization since 1998. She served as SRLA Secretary from 2010-2012, reporting minutes, tracking membership, and navigating issues with the board.

Dr. Smith-Nix’s nomination letter reads, “During her tenure with SRLA, the organization has more than doubled in membership, negotiated a name change and led the way for research and dissemination of information of legal issues in sport and recreation. Angie will promote marketing and membership growth while maintaining SRLA’s integrity. She knows that SRLA board initiatives that represent the needs and interests and the membership and sport & recreation communities are key to SRLA’s continued success.”

Dr. Smith-Nix holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree both in physical education and health from Arkansas State University, and a Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas.

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