January 22, 2014 3:12 pm

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Wednesday, January 22 at 1:00pm EST
Broadcasted over Google+ Hangout On-Air
Conversation: #HigherEdLive

Fitness seems to be on everyones mind this time of year but how do we create a culture of health and wellness on campus throughout the year? Host, Chris Butler, will be joined by fitness and wellness professionals working in higher education to discuss how to create this culture among not only students but faculty/staff.

Cheryl Johnson Ransaw is the Director of Employee Development & Wellness Services at Georgia State University, coordinating a worksite wellness program, work/life resources, and internal EAP(Employee Assistance Program) serving faculty, staff, retirees and dependents. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional who has been at GSU for 10 years, and has over 25 years of experience in the EAP field and behavioral health care working in the public and private sectors.

Kate Houlik Bridges received her bachelors of science from Colorado State University in Human Nutrition and Fitness in 2005. Managed a private personal training facility in Colorado Springs, CO while training and teaching yoga for several years before accepting a position with Oregon State University Department of Recreational Sports as their Exercise Specialist Coordinator after several years in higher education I moved back into the private Fitness Industry again when offered the position of Fitness Director for EPIC Fitness and MidValley CrossFit in Salem OR. In February 2013, I accepted the position of Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at SFA. Certifications include NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ACE Personal Fitness Trainer, USA Olympic Lifting Coach, Registered Yoga Instructor (at 200 level), AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, Schwinn Cycling Instructor, CrossFit L1 Trainer. I am currently pursuing my masters at SFA in Kinesiology: Behavior and Preventative Medicine.

Caroline Dotts is the Assistant Director for Fitness at Georgia State University’s Student Recreation Center. She received a Masters degree in Sport Administration as well as her bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Belmont University. She is a ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialists, AFAA Primary Group Fitness Instructor and an American Red Cross CPR/FA/AED Instructor.