Faculty and Staff

Bilden, Michael


Michael Bilden

Director - Adult Degree Completion Program, Assistant Dean for Adult Students

Start Year: 2010

College of Business and Economics
Office: 23e South Hall
Phone: 715-425-0697



M.A. Augsburg College, Leadership
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Superior, Business Administration-Management


2017 Outstanding Advisor, academic year 2016-17

Professional Activities:

Twin Cities Adult Education Alliance (TCAEA) Representative

  • Treasurer 2004-2009
  • Marketing Committee Chair 2010-2011
  • New Member Committee Chair 2011-2012


Project Degree Completion Snapshot University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Public Purpose, Winter 2015.

Other Media


Wow! Thank you for calling me back! Customer service strategies for competing in a crowded marketplace. Presented at the Adult Learner Institute, Dakota County Technical College, June 2018.

Why Your Adult Student is Exactly the Same and Completely Different Than Your Traditional Day Student – co-presented at the UW Oshkosh, Adult Student Recruitment and Retention Conference, April 2011.


Michael Bilden joined the College of Business and Economics at UWRF as the Adult Degree Completion Program Director in April 2010.

He previously served as the Director of Continuing Education and Customized Training at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN; Director of Admissions-Adult and Graduate Programs at Augsburg College in Minneapolis; and Corporate Relations Director and Admissions Counselor for Cardinal Stritch University in Edina, MN. Prior to his work in higher education, Mike held various positions in the wireless telecommunications industry along with military service.

Find out more about the Adult Degree Completion Program.