Alumni Board selects new president
During their annual fall meeting, the UW-Platteville Distance Education Alumni Board selected MSPM graduate Peter Mihalick to serve as president for the 2013–2014 school year. Mihalick has a dedication to UW-Platteville that makes him an excellent candidate for the position.
“I decided to get involved with the Alumni Board as a way to give back to the school that has given me so much and to provide a pathway for others to participate in the ongoing process of improving the distance learning experience. I had many great instructors and professors along the journey, and I am extremely grateful for their patience and understanding,” Mihalick said.
Mihalick has three main goals for his term as board president. First, he hopes to increase the visibility of the alumni organization and promote the opportunities it offers. Next, he would
like to increase alumni engagement with methods such as electronic and print media, face-to-face meetings, presentations, and webinars. Finally, Mihalick wants to give distance education alumni a voice in the improvement process.
“Most importantly, I want to be accessible to help wherever needed, whenever I can,” Mihalick said.
Mihalick also believes the Alumni Board can impact students who are still in the midst of their coursework or may be considering a program at UW-Platteville. He hopes continuing and prospective students can look to the alumni for inspiration and advice.
“The best advice I can offer to students in the program right now is a paraphrased quote from St. Paul: ‘Fight the good fight, finish the course, keep the faith.’ For online students there is no harder, but no better program in distance learning than UW-Platteville. You will learn from the best who will demand the best from you, and when you finish, you will have a degree that is not just a testament to the knowledge gained but also to your strength, courage, and all the other attributes employers are looking for,” Mihalick said.