Missy Gutkowski is the Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning at Bucknell University’s Freeman College of Management Center for Experiential Learning, where they believe real learning comes from real experiences. Missy, along with faculty and staff empowers students to innovate and experiment by immersing them in a variety of organizational landscapes. Her leadership and programming have provided opportunities for students to explore Silicon Valley, step onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, innovate with top minds in NYC advertising and enjoy coffee with CEOs from firms around the globe.
Missy prides herself on multitasking in a fast-paced environment while producing high-quality results to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of students, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and external constituents. Field trips, student club development, guest speaker appearances, mentorship opportunities, summits, and case competitions fall under Missy’s responsibilities. She is known as incredibly caring and dedicated to all the students that she works with and is extremely passionate about the programming that she creates.
Missy started her career in social services as a workforce case manager engaging with adults. She was quickly promoted to oversee a workforce development site, CareerLink, in Pennsylvania. Her time in higher education started at Bucknell’s Career Center where she built and strengthened externship and field trip/industry programs as well as provided career counseling for students.
Ms. Gutkowski majored in Sociology at Susquehanna University and has a Masters in Social Work degree from Marywood University. She has experience working with individuals from varied backgrounds, socio-economic classes, opinions, and experiences.
Missy married her high school sweetheart, Andy. They live in Lewisburg with their two children Josie, Viktor, and their dog, Rocky. Her family loves baseball and softball. When not on campus, Missy can be found assisting with sports practices and games, attending dance recitals, or volunteering for local nonprofit boards and organizations.