Physical Education

Division of Student Services


Tate Fordtate

Building Supervisor

Supervises the student workers, oversees the management of equipment and the facility.  Born in West Texas, sports have always been apart of my life. I earned a scholarship to Grand Canyon Univ. to play baseball and received my degree in Corporate Fitness and Wellness. In my spare time I enjoy the great outdoors skiing, hunting, and fishing with my wife Nicole.

Michael Lombardo


Director of Physical Education and Athletics

Michael Lombardo assumed the role of Director of Physical Education at Reed College in August, 2006. Michael has been affiliated with Reed since completing an internship in Counseling Psychology here in 2001.  His formal education includes two masters’ degrees; one is Sports Physiology and the other in Counseling Psychology. Michael has more than 20 years of experience in the sports and health fields. He has worked for private corporations and educational institutions including Yale University as the Associate Director of Intramural Athletics and Sports Camps. Michael understands the importance of a balance between the mind and body. He views the Reed Sports Center to be a place where students come not only to meet their PE requirement and exercise but also a healthy, non-stressful environment for them to form relationships with their peers, faculty and staff.

Todd McCormack


Physical Education Administrative Assistant

Todd is the jack of all trades at the sports center with a creative knack for graphic design.  If you want something done see him.  Outside Reed, Todd excels at pottery design and production.

Cyrus Monsef



Building Supervisor/College Van Coordinator

Supervises the student workers, oversees the management of equipment and the facility. Educates drivers to operate Reed College vehicles. In charge of the Nightbus program, a student run shuttle service.

Will Symms

Assistant Director of Physical Education, Athletics & Outdoor Programs

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Born in Idaho, Will received his B.S. in Resource Recreation and Tourism Management in 97' from the University of Idaho.  Will's graduate work focused on Management and Organizational Leadership, he hopes to apply his education to create an experiential educational leadership program through outdoor recreation at Reed College. Will has worked in various recreational areas including work in the indoor climbing industry, state and county parks and recreation.  Recreation, no matter active or passive works as a universal language among diverse cross-sections of individuals to release pressure, learn new concepts and simply have fun.

Will oversees activities related to Physical Education and Outdoor Programming at Reed College including 1st year Orientation Odysseys, Reed Ski Cabin, Reed Outing Club, Outdoor Gray Fund, Backpack Co-Op and Outdoor physical education classes. Interests include any outdoor activities and spending some quality time with his two son's Liam and Tresler.

Fun Facts: Avid Golfer with dreams of someday becoming a Professional on the Senior Tour. (Like I said a dream)

Frank Zornado

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Building Supervisor and Aquatics Manager

Supervises the student workers, oversees the management of equipment, building facility and all maintenance of the Aquatics facility. Facilitates the annual March Madness Basketball tournament. Interests include athletics, cars, traveling, and music.


Contact Physical Education

Sports Center "Cage"

Michael Lombardo


Will Symms

Assistant Director

Todd McCormack

Administrative Assistant

Pool hours

Call the Cage for Accurate Hours 503/777-7285

*Pool hours may vary depending on Lifeguard availability and unforeseen circumstances. 

Sports Center Hours Summer 2014

Monday-Thursday 7am-7pm

Friday 7am-2pm

Saturday-Sunday  Closed