Joe Santorine, former director of programs for the Phoenixville (Pa.) Area YMCA, is now in his 10th year as Bucknell's Coordinator of Recreation Services.
With more than a decade of recreation services experience under his belt, Santorine is responsible for the administration and coordination of Bucknell's expanding recreation, intramural and club sports programs. In addition, he acts as the department's primary liaison with the university community regarding recreation services, and he works closely with the director of athletics in determining the university's recreational programming needs.
A 1983 graduate of Springfield (Mass.) College with a degree in commercial recreation, Santorine oversaw the daily physical programs at the Phoenixville YMCA's three program centers since May of 2000. Santorine also earned a master's of education from Springfield in 1985.
From 1998-2000, he served as director of intramurals and facilities at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. While at Cabrini Santorine was also an adjunct professor of sports science, teaching courses in facility management and sports management. For the previous six years he worked at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., as the assistant director of recreation services. He also served in the same capacity at Montclair State University from 1986-91. A member of the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association since 1985, Santorine has served on various national committees and has been a consultant to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
Santorine is very active in civic volunteer projects, such as Relay for Life and Light the Night. He also volunteers as a downhill ski instructor for blind children.
Joe and his wife Marguerite, who is a program coordinator and study abroad advisor in Bucknell's Office of International Education, live in Winfield, Pa., with their two sons, Joseph (16) and Kyle (14).