2016-17 Foundation Board Members

Jerry Brunner

Jerry Brunner

President
Appointed: 2012
Term Expires: 2015/2018
jerrybrendabrunner@gmail.com

  • Retired HR Manager, Hartung Brothers
Tom Sheehan

Tom Sheehan

Vice President
Appointed: 2013
Term Expires: 2016/2019
thesheehans@tds.net

  • Southwest Tech Counselor (retired)
  • Lancaster Food Pantry
  • Lancaster Community Fund
  • Knights of Columbus
Carol Rogers

Carol Rogers

Secretary
Appointed: 2011
Term Expires: 2014/2017
camrogers@tds.net

  • Retired Southwest Tech staff member (32 years)
  • Nursing Study Skills Tutor since November 2011
  • Families for Literacy, Board of Directors, Chair
  • Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (CCW)
  • Grant County Vicariate CCW, Board of Directors
  • Queen of All Saints Parish Trustee & Religious Educator
Josh Wiederholt

Josh Wiederholt

Treasurer
Appointed: 2014
Term Expires: 2017/2020
jwiederholt@cesa3.k12.wi.us

  • Business Manager at CESA 3
Becky Fernette

Becky Fernette

Appointed: 2012
Term Expires: 2015/2018
fernettb@uwplatt.edu

  • UW-Platteville Lecturer in Psychology/Women & Gender Studies
  • Southwest Tech Human Services Associate Program Instructor
  • National Organization for Human Services Board - National Conference Coordinator
  • Dementia Network of Grant County - Team Coordinator for annual Alzheimer's Walks
  • SAFE Coalition of Grant County
Connie Larson

Connie Larson

Appointed: 2013
Term Expires: 2016/2019
bclarson@tds.net

  • Cassville School Board Member for 18 years, serving as Clerk and on various committees
  • Member of Sons of Norway
  • Served several years on the Southwest Tech Health Insurance Committee prior to retirement
  • Past member of Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Current member of Grant County Master Gardeners
Lori Barry

Lori Barry

Appointed: 2013
Term Expires: 2016/2019
lori.barry@invpro.com

  • Financial Analyst, The Investment Center at Livingston State Bank
  • Fennimore Community Scholarship Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Grantor
  • Lancaster Jaycees
  • Fennimore Kiwanis
  • Fennimore Chamber of Commerce Board President
  • Fennimore Fun Fest Co-Chair
April Brandt

April Brandt

Student Representative
Appointed: 2016
bra6087@students.swtc.edu

  • Southwest Tech Student
  • Southwest Tech Business Management Student
  • Southwest Tech Graphic and Web Design Alumnae, 2016
Holly L. Clendenen

Holly L. Clendenen

Executive Director
Ex Officio Director
hclendenen@swtc.edu

  • Executive Director, Southwest Tech Foundation
  • Member, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • President, Rotary Club of Southwest Wisconsin - Platteville
  • Director, Dubuque Area Youth Leadership Council
  • Southwestern Youth Basketball Coach
Joyce Czajkowski, Ph.D.

Joyce Czajkowski, Ph.D.

Appointed: 2014
Term Expires: 2017/2020
jimjoyce@mhtc.net

  • Retired Dean of Business, Management, and General Studies at Southwest Tech
Pete Hoffman

Pete Hoffman

Faculty/Staff Representative
Appointed: 2015-16
Term Expires: 2017-18
phoffman@swtc.edu

  • Current Ag Power and Equipment Technician instructor at Southwest Tech
  • Post-secondary Agriculture Students (PAS) Club
  • Member, Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Educators (WAAE)
  • Retired from the Montfort Volunteer Fire Department after serving the department for 21 years
  • EMT with the Montfort Rescue Squad and currently serving as Assistant Chief
  • Sexton for the cemetery at St. Thomas Catholic Church
James Kohlenberg

James Kohlenberg

District Board Representative
Ex Officio Director
jkohlenberg@swtc.edu

  • Owner/President – Jim's Building Center, Inc.
  • Wisconsin Retail Lumberman's Board
  • Served on Iowa-Grant School Board for 18 Years; 15 Years as President
  • Served on Wisconsin State School Boards Association 8½ Years
  • Fennimore Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Member, Livingston Community Improvement Corporation
  • Livingston Fireman
Kevin Raisbeck

Kevin Raisbeck

Appointed: 2011
Term Expires: 2014/2017
kraisbeck@wisconsinbankandtrust.com

  • Market President, Wisconsin Bank & Trust
  • Board Member, Lancaster Community Scholarship Foundation
  • President, Platteville Area Industrial Development Corporation (PAIDC)
  • Southwest Tech Alum
Sheila Ruchti

Sheila Ruchti

Appointed: 2015-16
Term Expires: 2017-18/2020-21
SRuchti@livingstonbank.com

  • Fennimore Community School Board Member
  • Fennimore Community Scholarship Foundation
  • Livingston Community Improvement Corporation
  • Vice President, Livingston State Bank
  • Grant County Economic Development
  • Family Advocates, Inc
  • Community Leadership Alliance Alum
Ben Wood

Ben Wood

Appointed: 2014
Term Expires: 2017/2020
bwood@woodlawgrantco.com

  • Owner, Wood Law Firm, LLC, Fennimore, WI
  • Grant County Corporation Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor at UW-Platteville
  • Taste of Fennimore Committee Member
Jason Wood, Ph. D.

Jason Wood, Ph. D.

College President
Ex Officio Member
jwood@swtc.edu

  • Higher Learning Commission – Pathways to Accreditation Quality Initiative – Peer Evaluator
  • Complete College America
  • Kiwanis
Nick Nice

Nick Nice

Emeritus Member 2014

  • Recognized as Emeritus Member in July 2014
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • Retired City of Boscobel Employee