Advisory Committee Members

The Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee, Allen Roberson, CPA ’84, commissioned the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.  The Committee’s charge was to establish an organized process to produce a written Executive Summary for the Presidential Search Committee using input from the entire Rockhurst High School community.  The Executive Summary included recommendations about key effective leadership qualities required for the next President; perceived strengths and weaknesses of the school; and pervasive concerns that may exist in the community. 

Laurence Freeman ’82 (Advisory Committee, Chairman)
Chief Advancement Officer, Rockhurst High School…alumnus,1982…grandfather, son, brothers, uncles, cousins, and nephew are alumni…three nephews currently enrolled at RHS…staff member since the 1994-95 school year.

Frank Allen ’05
Manager | Supervision & Risk Management, Federal Reserve of Kansas City…alumnus, 2005…member of the Board of Governors for the RHS National Alumni Association (i.e. Alumni Board).

Joanne Comiskey
Assistant to the President, Rockhurst High School…two sons are alumni…staff member since 2003-2004 school year.

LaShelle Ginther
Resource Specialist, Jewish Community Center…one son is an alumnus and one son currently enrolled at RHS…auction co-chair of Spectacular 2015 and Parents’ Club volunteer.

Timothy Hannon
Vice President – Producer, CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc…son is an alumnus…long-time auction car raffle chairman and Parents’ Club volunteer.

Joseph Jurden ’85
President, Cook Paper Recycling Corporation…alumnus, 1985…two sons are alumni…auction co-chair of Spectacular 2012.

David Knopke ’66
Retired construction executive…alumnus, 1966…sons, grandsons, brothers, and nephews are alumni…one grandson is a student at RHS…former RHS Chairman of the Board.

Frank Lyngar
Mathematics Teacher, Rockhurst High School…nephew is a RHS alumnus…faculty member since 1984-1985 school year.

Patrick McCarthy ’83
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc...alumnus, 1983…father and brother are alumni…one son is an alumnus and one son currently enrolled at RHS.

Sean Miller ’77
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert E. Miller Group…alumnus, 1977…father, son, brother, cousins, and nephews are alumni…Class Captain for the RHS National Alumni Association (i.e. Alumni Board)…former member of the RHS Board of Trustees.

Andrew Stafford ’93
Chief Operating Officer, Lawing Financial…alumnus, 1993…son is a student at RHS… member of the Board of Governors for the RHS National Alumni Association (i.e. Alumni Board).

Julie Thompson
Philanthropist and Community Leader…husband, son, brothers-in-law, and nephews are alumni…one son currently enrolled at RHS…Parents’ Club volunteer.

Michael Wickenhauser
English Department Chairman, Rockhurst High School…faculty member since 2000-2001 school year.


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