Nicole Rowe is the President and Co-founder of the Student Resource Center. Growing up in a working-class family, she experienced firsthand the benefits of union membership, most notably while employed at one of the local paper mills in order to pay her way through the University of Wisconsin.
This early experience as a working learner is the driving force of her passion for the SRC’s mission. It informs how she leads her team in fostering new and dynamic opportunities to engage and support all students, from discovery to enrollment to graduation and the workforce.
Her 25-year experience in executive leadership, communications, and strategy at the intersection of public policy, politics, and business, have garnered a skillset and acute expertise that have allowed her to collaboratively and effectively expand opportunities for students. She and the SRC are committed to helping students believe in the possible, by addressing the higher education barriers of access, cost, and time; while helping to enrich the deep connection between partner organizations, colleges, and students.
Before her work at the SRC, Nicole drove significant public/private partnerships for government entities and education services companies, always with the goal of expanding access to resources for students and schools.
As the SRC president, she keeps the words of the late great Packer coach Vince Lombardi in mind: “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society.”