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Belvidere School District Superintendent Michael Houselog to retire and join Rockford University - News - Rockford Register Star -

By Chris Green
Rockford Register Star
Posted Jul. 13, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Updated at 7:16 AM
BELVIDERE — Belvidere Superintendent Michael Houselog will retire Aug. 14, according to a Belvidere School Board memo to the Belvidere Education Association.
The board president has been directed to engage firms to begin the search for an interim superintendent.
Houselog, 63, is leaving to become Rockford University's director of graduate programs; he starts Aug. 17.
"I will be working with all the graduate programs, recruitment and developing new graduate program," he said.
The Dubuque, Iowa, native had been pursuing jobs in Iowa for the past three years. Earlier this year, he was denied for the fourth time since 2012 to become superintendent of the Marion,  Dubuque, Johnston and Southeast Polk districts.
More than 8,600 students are enrolled in Belvidere's six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.
Houselog has been Belvidere superintendent for eight years. Before that, he worked for four years in the North Boone School District in Poplar Grove.
Chris Green: 815-987-1241; cgreen@rrstar.com; @chrisfgreen