Mr. Edmonston graduated from Butler County Community College in 1974, from Kansas State University in 1976 with a B.S. degree in Recreation, and from the University of Kansas in 1978 with a M.S. degree in Recreation. In 1982, he was certified by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association as a Certified Recreational Sports Specialist. In 1996 and 2003, he received his Certified Pool Operator Certification. Mr. Edmonston has been a member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association since 1976. Mr. Edmonston serves on more than 15 university, community, and national boards and committees each year.
Mr. Edmonston was responsible for the administration and management of the University Recreation program (UREC). He now serves as the Assistant Dean for Administration. He oversees the college's business and operational support center, providing broad array of support services to the faculty, staff and students of the college; responsible for the following business and operational aspects of the college: financial affairs including budgetary management and planning, personnel matters, information systems, technology services, Web-based services, facilities management and planning, safety and security issues, space allocation, summer teaching budget, web development, and financial personnel coordination with the Global Campus School of Continuing Education and Academic Outreach for off-campus matters. He also teaches graduate level courses in the Sport Management and Recreation curriculums.