Bechtel elected to SHAPE America Leadership Council

Dr. Pamela Bechtel, associate professor emerita in the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, was recently elected to the position of president-elect of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America's Midwest District. Bechtel began her three-year term in March.

SHAPE America's mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport.

The purpose of the District Leadership Councils is to promote and support the mission and vision of SHAPE America and to deliver educational programs and other mission-relevant activities.

Bechtel began her involvement in the SHAPE Midwest District as the Ohio Representative on the Leadership Council in 2012. She was the Nominations Committee chair and continued in that position until October 2015. In 2015 she was asked to be a member of the re-organized Leadership Council. Bechtel was elected to her current position as president-elect of the Leadership Council this past March.

Bechtel has attended SHAPE America MW Leadership Conferences for the past three years, and this June she will attend the Leadership Conference at Ball State University.

SHAPE America is composed of six districts across the United States: Northwest, Southwest, Central, Midwest, Eastern and Southern. Each district contains between six-10 states. The SHAPE America Midwest District comprises Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and West Virginia.