Mile Metke


As Interviewed by Adam Scott, March 16, 2015
"We have partnered with high schools so that not only do they get four years of high school, but they also get two years worth of college tuition at no cost."
Mile Metke

Introductory Profile: About Mike Metke

Mike Metke is my maternal grandfather. He was born on December 26, 1945, on a dairy farm in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He started working on the farm at age five and was paid outside employment since age 14. From 1966-1968, Metke was a Peace Corps Volunteer. He was also a police officer at the Oshkosh Police Department from 1970-1974. From 1974-1976, he was a school guidance counselor at Little Chute Public Schools. At the Fox Valley Technical College, Metke was an instructor from 1976-1980. From 1980-1993, Metke held many positions at the Texas State Technical College. At the South Texas Community College, Metke was the Vice President from 1993-1999. From 1999-2008, he was the President of Lake Washington Technical College. Presently, Metke is the President of Tyler Junior College. He now lives in Tyler, Texas. Mike Metke has a whisker beard and is very tall. He is very upbeat and loves to play ping-pong. Whenever he can, he tries to convince my parents to let my brother and I stay at his house for a while.

The interview was mostly about helping economically disadvantaged people get a good education. During the interview, Metke talked a lot about his time in Costa Rica and what he has been doing to help the economically disadvantaged get an education at his colleges. Metke talked in a very comical way and was always happy to give me information except when he talked about what it was like being a policeman and what he saw in the alleys and the way some people live.