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David Kirk to Lead Illinois State University Esports Program
Illinois State University (ISU) has hired David Kirk to run its new esports program. Prior, Kirk was the assistant director of esports at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. His transition to Illinois State University was twofold: first, he had received his master’s degree from ISU coupled with two years of professional work in Campus Recreation. “I was someone already familiar with and connected with the campus community, but I was also one of only a few collegiate esports professionals to build a comprehensive, open and accessible program from the ground up with the sole goal of student engagement,”