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Nathan Harlan - Executive Director

Nathan Harlan

(304) 293-9650 Student Rec Center 106F


Nathan Harlan is a graduate of WVU’s Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources program and Geneva College’s Higher Education Program. Combining the fields of the outdoor education and higher education have been the focus of his professional career which has encompassed both institutions.

Nathan serves as the Executive Director for the Office of Student Wellness, and works with a team of colleagues to steer multiple departments toward their fulfillment of WVU's mission. The Office of Student Wellness consists of Adventure WV, WVU Campus Recreation, Well WVU & Collegiate Recovery

He believes that reflection based experiential learning opportunities provide a dynamic and effective compliment to traditional learning methods. Nathan enjoys facilitation learning experiences through a variety of outdoor activities, but has spent the most time working within the aerial adventure industry including Challenge Courses and Zip Line installations. Nathan has been involved with the Association for Experiential Education (AEE), the Association for Challenge Course Technology, Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium (OOPS), and the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education.