Get to know the RD and SA

You will hopefully be seeing these two around the building. Both are very nice and outgoing individuals! But wait what is a RD and SA? RD stands for Resident Director. The Resident Director takes care of many of the responsibilities in terms of managing the building’s resources and helping communicate between the upper management and the staff in the building. RD’s also take care of discipline action. The SA, Senior Assistant, is essentially the manager of the RA’s. The SA helps the RA’s with resources, communication, and overall tasks. The SA also puts a lot of focus on helping the group function very well.


Meet the RD

Nicole Mitchell


I hope summer has treated you well. A little bit about me, I grew up in the small town of Mineral Point, Wisconsin and spent many summers working in our family hardware store. I attained my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UW-Platteville in 2015. Over the last two years, I was a Graduate Assistant at Arkansas Tech University where I completed my master’s degree in College Student Personnel while working as a Resident Director and then as the Graduate Assistant for Student Activities and Orientation. Singing, volleyball, Shania Twain, and kitchen supplies are a few of my favorite things! In my free time, I enjoy playing just about any sport and being active. I am looking forward to this year and am ready for a great year in Pickard Hall!

Opening is right around the corner and we are so excited to welcome students back to campus or welcome our new students home for the very first time. A lot of information will be coming your way in the next few weeks but I wanted to fill you in on some important details now.

Welcome Weekend at UW-Platteville brings together the campus and community. Students have the opportunity to explore campus and the Platteville community, participate in exciting events and activities, and get connected to UW-Platteville. There are also plenty of awesome giveaways and prizes throughout the weekend!

The Hall Involvement team provides a great opportunity for you to get involved, plan activities for the hall, and allow you to meet new friends! If you are interested in running for a position for the 2017-2018 academic year, let your Resident Assistant know upon your arrival in August!

Feel free to send me an email with any questions or concerns prior to move-in! I’m looking forward to a great year with all of you!

Meet the SA

Brent Brochtrup

Hello Residents of 2 West, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brent Brochtrup, and I will have the privilege of being the Senior Assistant of Pickard Hall. This will be my third year in Pickard; two  years ago I was an RA on 3 East.  I am returning for my second year as the Senior Assistant. Some of my duties are to aid the RA in their programing efforts, plan and organize large hall events like Freight Fest, and manage the front desk.

I am from Cedar Grove, WI. I enjoy boating, especially slalom water skiing, hunting and Camping. I am also a very avid Badger and Packers fan. In 2012, I achieved a lifelong goal and earn my Eagle Scout Rank.

I live in room 101 on 1 East, feel free to stop by any time that my door is open if you have questions, concerns, or are just looking for someone to talk to. I look forward to getting to know as many of you as I can.