Distinguished Alumni Awards
John R. Endwright Alumni Service Award
Jane H. Adams - 2009
Jane H. Adams is the Executive Director of the California Park & Recreation Society in Sacramento, California, one of the largest park and recreation professional organizations in the United States. Prior to CPRS, Ms. Adams served as the Regional Director, National Recreation & Park Association, in Sacramento; Executive Director of the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association; Director of Recreation in the City of Webster Groves, Missouri; Recreation Complex Director in St. Louis County, Missouri: Recreation Center Director, U.S. Army in Europe; and Recreation Supervisor, Charles County, Maryland. Ms. Adams’ professional accomplishments are extensive. She is the past president of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, current President of the AIPE/American Academy Foundation, and continues to serve on numerous committees and task forces for the National Recreation and Park Association. She also serves on the Dean’s Leadership Council, College of Health & Human Development at Penn State University; the Advisory Board, Recreation & Leisure Services Department at California State University in Sacramento; and has served as a Dean’s Associate for the School of Public Health. She is the recipient of the President’s Award, American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration; Garrett G. Eppley Distinguished Alumni Award, Indiana University; and Alumna of the Year, Southern Illinois University, Department of Parks and Recreation. She completed her master’s degree in Recreation from Indiana University in 1971.