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Michael Wityk, M.A.

Counselor/CSP Coordinator


Mike Wityk

Mike Wityk began his career as an adjunct English professor and has taught a variety of Humanities courses at Mount Aloysius College, Juniata College, and Penn State Altoona.

Mike came to University Park in 2001 and initially served as an Instructor for Language and Literacy Education.

Two years later, he began working as an academic adviser for the Division of Undergraduate Studies during the First-Year Testing, Consulting, and Advising Program and, in the spring of 2005, accepted a counselor position in the Comprehensive Studies Program.

In June of 2009, Mike joined the counseling staff of the Multicultural Resource Center where he currently assists students in assessing academic progress, preparing for college advisers, and successfully navigating the Penn State system. Additionally, Mike is actively involved in the coordination, development and facilitation of student events and workshops for the Comprehensive Studies Program.

Mike is co-chair of the Office of the Vice Provost of Educational Equity Professional Development Committee and has been recognized by the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment for his continued contributions and commitment to Penn State's quality and improvement initiatives.

Mike on 'The Moment':

"I have spent the majority of my professional life in postsecondary education and, whether it be through teaching, advising, or counseling, my greatest satisfaction comes from assisting students with the realization that the challenges posed by collegiate life are, in fact, opportunities. These opportunities promote personal exploration and individual growth but, ironically, do not always translate into 'success' in the most traditional sense. In the course of discovering and developing a true academic and professional identity, there is a defining moment for every successful student in which they recognize that courage does not always roar...sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

Contact Mike Wityk
Email: mjw286