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Jim Platten '74

2014 Fr. Walter Reger Distinguished Alumnus
CEO and Executive Director, Open Cities Health Center

2014 Fr. Walter Reger Awardee Jim PlattenJim Platten received the Reger Award at the Alumni Association Homecoming Banquet. Platten has spent most of his career in health care administration and recently accepted the position of CEO and executive director of Open Cities Health Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Platten has been a tireless volunteer for Saint John's. He was a class agent for more than three decades, has been the chair of the Red Tie Gala, mentored countless students and alumni and served on numerous alumni, fundraising and reunion committees. He recently completed his term as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Platten has become well-known to Johnnie football fans as an on-the-field volunteer at every game, both home and away, since 2002.

 "Whenever a Saint John's program needed promoting or an alumnus needed consoling or a student needed backing," said several fellow alumni, "Jim Platten has been there with his sleeves rolled up and his heart in the effort."