Mark Hargrove- Assistant Director
Mark Hargrove loves helping people. It’s one of the reasons he entered the field of social work nearly a decade ago. As assistant director of The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin, Mark develops programs for youth/adults, plans social and learning events for the community, and engages with volunteers and the communities served by the Center.
Prior to joining The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin, Mark served as Hall Director at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The inaugural holder of this position, Mark overhauled the School’s conduct system for nearly 1,000 students, developed programming within the residence halls, and made critical connections among the halls, the Wellness and Counseling Center, and the Office of Public Safety. In his previous work as a therapist at Professional Services Group in Kenosha, Mark provided counseling and therapy services to families and groups in the home, the community, and the schools around Kenosha. His experience also includes working as a family case worker at Head Start, providing counseling services in a residential treatment facility, and doing community outreach for the Kenosha Achievement Center.
Mark is working on his Ph.D. in Social Work from Capella University. He earned his Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago with a specialization in nonprofit management, and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Originally from Lake County, IL, Mark resides in South Milwaukee with his partner, Lucas and their fish.