Tracy Milkowski of Milwaukee has been named vice president for advancement and external relations at Silver Lake College.
“I was attracted by the college’s mission and its Franciscan values, which are clearly evident from the moment you step on campus,” Milkowski said. “Silver Lake College is the only Catholic college in the country to adopt the Work College model. We are providing a solid education combined with work experience to better prepare our students for the future, benefiting not only our students, but the businesses that hire them. This is a win-win for our communities.”
Milkowski comes to Silver Lake College with 20 years of experience in higher education, most recently as vice president of advancement at Marian University in Fond du Lac. Accomplishments included directing a $13 million comprehensive campaign to fund a science building and endowment.
Milkowski was responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive advancement programs, building internal and external relationships, creating and executing a strategic marketing and communications plan for the university, securing private philanthropic support, and strengthening alumni and community engagement.
“Philanthropy is more than providing financial support to an organization; it is being passionate about solving a problem and investing in that organization to create a positive change for the community and beyond,” Milkowski said. “Investing in education, in Silver Lake College, will undoubtedly continue to strengthen our future for everyone.”
Milkowski earned her Master of Business Administration from Concordia
University Wisconsin in Mequon and her Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.