My name is Charles (Chuck) Lubbers, and I am a professor in the Media & Journalism Department at USD. I am a first-generation college graduate in my family and have degrees from SDSU and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School. My wife, Brenda Fergen, and I lived in Lincoln, NE, Kansas City, MO and Manhattan, KS before coming to Vermillion in 2005. All of our children attended and graduated from the Vermillion Public Schools. I am very interested in working to maintain the excellence in the Vermillion Public Schools and ensuring that all the students in the system have access to the wonderful opportunities available.