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Meet our Board Members

Jane Thompson, President: Jane is a retired educator and former Rock University High School Dean of Students. She currently serves on the Statewide International Education Council. Jane's global connections assist with expanding the reach of student research. She was the impetus for the partnership which allows RUHS students to research and present at the yearly Critical Issues Forum focused on nuclear non-proliferation.

Carlo Govantes, Vice President: Carlo is an alumnus of Rock University High School and a current Blackhawk Technical College student. Carlo was a member of the first graduating class of Rock University and has remained active with the guidance of the school since graduation.

Kathy Boguszewski: Kathy is a retired educator and an Education Consultant with the Rock County Historical Society. Kathy works closely with students researching and developing National History Day projects.

Jose Carillo: Jose is a retired General Motors engineer. Jose has served as a local and state representative for the United Automobile Workers Union. Jose was recently selected to serve on the Rock County Board.

John Pruitt: John is an Associate Professor of English at UW Whitewater at Rock County. He partners with RUHS staff in leading Great World Texts where RUHS students join in a statewide conference to share their interpretations of the text and hear from distinguished speakers.

Michael McKinnon: Michael is a retired educator and curriculum coordinator. He is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member of Cardinal Stritch University. Michael provides students with feedback on their research when in process and serves as a panelist for many of their final capstone presentations.

Lynn Neitzel: Lynn is Director of Teaching and Learning Resources at Blackhawk Technical College. Lynn works with students who are studying the Japanese language. Lynn is the past president of the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers. Lynn was instrumental during the transition to the Blackhawk Technical College campus.

Deanna Sorenson: Deanna serves as RUHS Parent Group representative. Additionally, she is the owner of Rock County Mega Sales. After the graduation of her daughter, Deanna intends to remain active with the RUHS Board representing the business sector.

Gail Graham: Gail just recently joined the board. Gail is the Business Services Coordinator at the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. Her expertise on pathways for college and careers is a tremendous asset for RUHS students.

Chris Comella: Chris will be joining the RUHS board in October 2018. He is the Human Resource Director at Bliss Communications, Inc. He has a degree in secondary education and a Masters in Business Administration.