Honoring Cheryl Mitchell, Director, SBDC at UW-Milwaukee

Wisconsin District Office--July 2, 2021

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Wisconsin SBDC posthumously honors Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell


SBA Wisconsin and its partners are mourning the loss of Cheryl Mitchell, the director of the Small Business Development Center at UW-Milwaukee. Cheryl was a strategic thinker, candid advisor and friend in guiding countless small business owners towards success. 

SBA's team works closely with the thirteen Wisconsin Small Business Development Centers as SBA resource partners. The SBDC network recently honored Cheryl posthumously as their 2021 State Star.  See the statement below and read the testimonials of staff, clients, and family in the SBDC's news release.

Cheryl V. Mitchell, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Milwaukee, was honored posthumously by her peers as the Wisconsin network’s 2021 State Star. Mitchell was chosen in June in a statewide vote for turning around the performance of the SBDC at UW-Milwaukee. Mitchell, 53, died in May after fighting for months to recover from a brain hemorrhage. The Wisconsin SBDC mourns the loss of Mitchell and is proud to celebrate Mitchell’s legacy.

Join the SBDC in honoring Cheryl on their Facebook page or on Twitter.

For more information, contact Jennie Broecker, SBDC Strategic Communications Manager.