NIRSA Region V Leadership

Cody Mikl, NIRSA Region V Representative 2019-2021

Cody has been Assistant Director of Facilities at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities since 2013. He has been employed in collegiate recreation since working front line positions as a sophomore in 2003. During this time, the Recreation and Wellness Department experienced a period of great growth. Cody was active in opening an artificial turf/dome facility in 2012, a $60 million facility expansion in 2013, and moving the turf/dome facility in 2017. In 2009 Cody served on a stadium advisory committee that successfully advocated for regular recreational student use of the new TCF Bank Football Stadium. He has done a lot of work locally with the Department Advisory Board, multiple University Senate Committees including Finance and Planning, Educational Policy, and Student Affairs, and served as Chair of the Student Representatives to the Board of Regents.

Cody earned his undergraduate (2006) and master’s (2008) degrees from the University of Minnesota and is currently near completion for a PhD. Cody has spent over 50 hours in workshops and dialogue circles to receive basic and advanced equity and diversity certificates. He strives to be an effective ally and help create equity for students on campus by recognizing and removing bias, exclusion, and barriers.

During his career, Cody has been highly involved with NIRSA at the regional and national levels by serving as a state student representative, helping host multiple conferences, and serving on the National Campus Championship Series Assessment Committee, Assessment Committee, Facilities Committee, and Nominations and Appointments Committee. He is also a School of Recreational Sports Management Level I and II graduate. He has presented at the NIRSA Big Ten Conference and National Conference.

Cody lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife of twelve years Mollie, and two-year-old son Dev. He loves to run and any activity that gets the adrenaline pumping.

Nick Remmes, NIRSA Region V Student Leader 2019-2020

Nick Remmes started working in campus recreation as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa working as a lifeguard, facility supervisor and later a program assistant for facility operations. Prior to that, he worked in parks and recreation for several years, lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons. He got a degree in sport and recreation management from Iowa. His first experience with NIRSA was the Region V Conference and Student Lead-On at the University of Minnesota in 2017 and this is where he learned how he could turn his love for recreation into a fun and exciting career. Currently, he is the Recreation Facilities Coordinator (Facilities and Aquatics Graduate Assistant) at Drake University, overseeing the pool, lifeguards, events and facility maintenance, and is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration.

TitleNameInstitutionEmailNIRSA Connect Profile
Region V RepresentativeCody MiklUniversity of Minnesota - Twin CitiesemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Region V Student LeaderNick RemmesDrake UniversityemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Colorado RepresentativeBryan HostetlerUniversity of Colorado-BoulderemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Colorado Student LeaderLuna BoydstunUniversity of Colorado-BoulderemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Iowa RepresentativeLuke BartlettUniversity of Northern IowaemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Iowa Student LeaderIan BechtelUpper Iowa UniversityemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Minnesota RepresentativeKarina Knutson, RCRSPUniversity of North DakotaemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Minnesota Student LeaderKasey HansonNorth Dakota State UniversityemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Nebraska RepresentativeBrian StelzerUniversity of NebraskaemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Nebraska Student LeaderDrake LangleyUniversity of Nebraska - OmahaemailNIRSA Connect Profile
North Dakota RepresentativeKarina Knutson, RCRSPUniversity of North DakotaemailNIRSA Connect Profile
North Dakota Student LeaderKasey HansonNorth Dakota State UniversityemailNIRSA Connect Profile
South Dakota RepresentativeBrian StelzerUniversity of NebraskaemailNIRSA Connect Profile
South Dakota Student LeaderMax MorrisUniversity of South DakotaemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Wyoming RepresentativeBryan HostetlerUniversity of Colorado-BoulderemailNIRSA Connect Profile
Wyoming Student LeaderLuna BoydstunUniversity of Colorado-BoulderemailNIRSA Connect Profile