Mulroy-Bowden honored with distinguished service award

Linda Mulroy-Bowden with award

Linda Mulroy-Bowden, executive director of student life and development at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently received the prestigious William B. Sweet Distinguished Service Award from the Upper Midwest Region-Association of College and University Housing Officers. The award is the organization’s highest honor.

According to the UMR-ACUHO, the awardee “should represent a standard of excellence through contributions and dedication to the regional and international housing association and profession … [their] service should leave a positive and lasting impact, and they should be viewed as a role model for colleagues and new professionals.”

“No one receives an award like this on their own,” said Mulroy-Bowden. “I work with an outstanding Residence Life team and have a long history of mentorship by excellent professionals in the field of housing and residence life. Students are the reason I do this work, so of course, I thank them for the opportunity to serve.”

Mulroy-Bowden began her career at UW-Platteville in 1990. She was appointed director of Residence Life in 2013, after serving as the interim director for two years. In her current role, she oversees Residence Life, the Career and Professional Development Center, the Markee Pioneer Student Center, University Counseling Services and Student Health Services.

Mulroy-Bowden was honored at the UMR-ACUHO annual conference, held in St. Paul, Minnesota, earlier this month.