Evergreen names new leaders for recreation and intercollegiate athletics

(Olympia, Wash.) The Evergreen State College has named Andrew Beattie as its new director of recreation and athletics and Monica Heuer as associate director of intercollegiate athletics.

Beattie served as an interim assistant director of recreation and athletics for the past year. He joined the college in 2010. “Andrew has repeatedly demonstrated strong skills, abilities and leadership in facility management, student development, recreation, and intercollegiate athletics,” explained Wendy Endress, Evergreen’s vice president for student affairs.

Heuer also served as an interim assistant director for the past year. “Monica brings skills and abilities, expertise, and knowledge of Evergreen's curriculum, recreation facilities and intercollegiate program and is well-qualified to lead our intercollegiate athletics program,” said Endress. Heuer brings 26 years of coaching, recruitment, educational, administrative and alumni relations experience to the role.

The Evergreen State College offers indoor and outdoor recreation programs including hiking, camping, rock climbing, and kayaking as well as intramural and club sports such as crew and archery. The college also fields seven intercollegiate teams, competing in the NAIA Division II’s Cascade Collegiate Conference. Teams include men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, outdoor track and field, and women’s volleyball. Evergreen made the playoffs in men’s soccer last season and the college sent two athletes to the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, where junior Zeb Hoffman earned the national title in the hammer throw.

The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington is a public liberal arts and sciences college nationally recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach, strong academics and focus on undergraduate teaching. The college also has an upper division bachelor’s degree program in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. In addition to undergraduate education, Evergreen offers three graduate degrees: Master in Teaching, Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration, including a distinctive tribal governance concentration.