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Jim Rath

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association’s Board of Directors elected four new members and re-elected five members to serve three-year terms, beginning in fall 2015.

The 24-member, volunteer board works to build connections among alumni, students and the University community.

Officers for 2015-2016 include president Jim Rath ’76, of Sherwood; vice president, Scott Barr ’86, of Freedom; treasurer, Kevin Jaklin ’85 and MBA ’95, of Green Bay; and secretary, Amanda Betts-Regina ’10, of Appleton.

The new board members include Rayna Andrews ’06, of Milwaukee; Linda Bailey Boilini ’73, of Lake Geneva; John Good ’07 and MPA ’14, of Green Bay; and Luke Rhyner ’04, of Appleton.

Board members returning for a second consecutive term  include Stephanie Briggs ’00 and MSE ’02, of Madison; Ann Duginske ’11, of De Pere; Bret Goodman ’71, of Glendale; Mark Joel ’98, of Oshkosh; and Colleen Merrill ’09 and MBA ’10, of Oshkosh.

Andrews, community relations director for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism with emphases in advertising and public relations.

Boilini earned her bachelor’s in speech and a minor in English, and returned a year after to complete her teaching certification. A retired teacher, Boilini is returning to the board after a break. She chairs UWO’s All-Greek Alumni Chapter.

Good, an administrative officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Green Bay, received his bachelor’s in communication, master’s in public administration and is currently in the executive MBA program. He served a year in Samarra, Iraq, as a combat infantry soldier.

Rhyner is the vice president for business banking at First Merit Bank in Appleton. During his time at UWO, he was involved in the swim team and other intramural sports, and earned his bachelor’s in marketing with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.

Board meetings are held on campus during the academic year. Membership on the board is open to all UW Oshkosh alumni who are excited about the University’s past, present and future. Candidates are elected through a nomination process.

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