Gina Miresse joined the College of Professional Studies as the major gifts officer in June 2022. Miresse comes to UW-Stevens Point after serving more than 13 years at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) in Custer, most recently as the development director for the organization where she worked with MREA’s member and donor community to expand renewable energy adoption through innovative programs, renewable energy training and educational events. Miresse also chaired the MREA’s Nominating and Awards Committee and co-founded their Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee.
Miresse is originally from Wisconsin, but grew up in Montana and Virginia where she trained to be a classical ballet dancer at the Virginia School of the Arts and went on to perform with numerous professional companies including Ballet Montana, Drop Dance Collective and Transcribing Dance Co.
Miresse earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Boise State University in 2006, then returned to Wisconsin to actively join the Stevens Point community. She has served as a grant reviewer for the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and was the treasurer for the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame from 2016-21. She received her Pilates Instructor Certification in 2010 and enjoys teaching classes at Studio B Pilates in Stevens Point.
Miresse and her husband, Vinnie, have two children, Tiago (9) and Solvi (7). Miresse’s hobbies include hiking, supporting the arts, and traveling with her family.
For more information about the college’s needs or to inquire about making a gift, please contact Gina or visit University Advancement.
Experience and Interests
- Development Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), Custer, Wis. (2008-2022)
- Certified Pilates Instructor, Studio B Pilates, Stevens Point, Wis. (2010-present)
- Freelance Writer, Boise Weekly and Idaho Quarterly, Boise, Idaho (2004-2006)
- Treasurer, Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. (2016-21)
- Grant Reviewer, Wisconsin Environmental Education Board, UWSP (2009-10)
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The Marrow Thieves
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When life closes a door on you, go in through the window.