Veronica Ballinger

Veronica Chevalier Small

Assistant Director, Communication & Engagement
vballinger@nd.edu // (574) 631-1799
 

About Veronica

Veronica joined the RecSports team in March 2019 as the Aquatics Program & Risk Management Coordinator and now serves RecSports as the Assistant Director of Communication and Engagement. Originally from Valparaiso, Indiana, Veronica spent her undergraduate career at Loyola University Chicago and received her master's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Veronica is an avid Taylor Swift fan, and she lives and breathes for her two cats. She also enjoys cycling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Education
  • Loyola University Chicago, BBA Marketing, BBA Sport Management
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce, MS Higher Education Administration
  • Bradley University, EdD Higher Education Administration and Organizational Leadership (in progress)
Certifications
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor and Instructor Trainer
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor 
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard
  • PHTA Certified Pool Operator
Professional Involvement
  • NIRSA 2022 Annual Service Award Recipient
  • NIRSA 2021 Horace Moody Award Recipient
  • 2021-2023 Chair of the NIRSA Championship Series Student and Professional Development Work Team
  • 2022-2023 Co-Chair of the NIRSA Foundation Young Donor Committee