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Control of the educational institutions of the state is vested in the Board of Regents. The Faculty consists of the President, the Vice Presidents, the Deans and other administrative officers, teachers and researchers with rank of instructor or above. The faculty is responsible in general for academic standards and procedures and programs, including recommending to the Regents the candidates for degrees. Faculty business is conducted by the Faculty Senate, an elected body through which faculty express concerns for the welfare of the University and the university community, develop and disseminate communications, contribute to formation of general university policy, and perform those duties and functions allocated to or assumed by the faculty.
South Dakota Board of Regents
Madison, Term expires 2015
Pierre, Term expires 2019
Sioux Falls, Term expires 2016
John W. Bastian
Belle Fourche, Term expires 2016
Harvey C. Jewett
Aberdeen, Term expires 2017
Hill City, Term expires 2017
Brookings, Term expires 2021
Humboldt, Term expires 2016
Sioux Falls, Term expires 2021
Michael G. Rush
Pierre, Executive Director
David L. Chicoine, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Laurie Stenberg Nichols, Ph.D.
Vice President for Finance and Business/CFO
Wesley G. Tschetter, M.B.A.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Kevin D. Kephart, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Vice President for Technology and Security
Michael F. Adelaine, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mary Kay Helling, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research Assurance and Sponsored Programs
James Doolittle, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Douglas Wermedal, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs - International Affairs and Outreach
Kathleen Fairfax, M.A.
Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Services
Dean Kattelmann, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business/Controller
Jeff A. Siekmann, M.B.A.
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
Marc Serrett, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for Safety and Security
Don Challis, M.A.
Assistant Vice President for Technology
Ryan Knutson, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for Technology Transfer and Commercialization
William Aylor, J.D.
Deans/Associate and Assistant Deans
College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Barry Dunn, Ph.D., Dean
Donald M. Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Daniel Scholl, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Dennis Papini, Ph.D., Dean
Kathleen Donovan, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Education and Human Sciences
Jill Thorngren, Ph.D., Dean
Jane Hegland, Ph.D., Associate Dean
CY Wang, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Engineering
Lewis F. Brown, Ph.D., Dean
Richard A. Reid, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Dennis Helder, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Nursing
Nancy Fahrenwald, Ph.D., Dean
Linda Herrick, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Mary Minton, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Barbara Hobbs, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
College of Pharmacy
Dennis Hedge, Pharm.D., Dean
Jane Mort, Pharm.D., Associate Dean
Xiangming Guan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
Daniel Hansen, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean
Timothy J. Nichols, Ph.D., Dean
Keith Corbett, Ed.D., Dean
Kinchel Doerner, Ph.D., Dean
Nicole Lounsbery, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
Kristi Tornquist, Ph.D., Chief University Librarian
Office for Student Affairs
Samuel A. Jennings II, Ph.D., Dean of Students
Academic Programs (College of AgBio)
Donald M. Marshall, Ph.D.
Tracy Welsh, B.A.
Agricultural Experiment Station
Daniel Scholl, Ph.D.
Agricultural Heritage Museum
Gwen McCausland, M.A.
Andi Fouberg, B.S., President
American Indian Education and Cultural Center (AIECC)
April Eastman, M.S.
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL)
Jane Christopher-Hennings, D.V.M.
Justin Sell, M.S.
Derek Peterson, B.S.
Capitol University Center-Pierre
Janelle Toman, Ed.D.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Vaccinology
David H. Francis, Ph.D.
Center for the Enahancement of Teaching and Learning
Kevin Sackreiter, Ed.D.
Continuing and Distance Education
Lindsey Hamlin, M.B.A.
JoLee Frederiksen, B.S
Nancy Crooks, M.S.
Diversity, Equity and Community
English Language and Culture Institute
Nathan Ziegler, Ph.D.
Aaron Aure, Ph.D.
Environmental Health & Safety
Gary Yarrow, Ph.D.
Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition
Bonny Specker, Ph.D.
Carolyn Halgerson, M.B.A.
First Year Advising Center
Jody Owen, Ed.D.
Geographic Information Sciences Center of Excellence
Geoffrey Henebry, Ph.D.
Grants and Contracts Administration
Jacqueline Nelson, M.Ed., CRA
Nancy Swanson, M.A.
Institutional Research and Budget
Jacqueline Nelson, M.Ed., CRA
Marketing and Communications
Mike Lockrem, M.Ed.
David Graper, Ph.D.
Multicultural Center and Student Support Services
C.D. Douglas, M.S.
North Central Regional Sun Grant Center
Vance Owens, Ph.D.
Oak Lake Field Station
Nels Troelstrup, Ph.D.
Adam Karnopp, M.S.
Jeffrey Hale, Ed.D.
School of Design
Tim Steele, Ph.D.
South Dakota Art Museum
Lynn Verschoor, M.S.
SDSU Extension Service
Barry Dunn, Ph.D.
Steve Erpenbach, B.S., President
James Rice, Ph.D.
Nick Wendell, M.S.
University Student Union
Jennifer Novotny, M.S.
Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center
Chris Schmit, Ph.D.
Water Resources Institute
Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Huskey, M.S.
West River Ag Center
Dan Oedekoven, M.Ed.
Department Heads (by college)
Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Joseph Cassady, Ph.D.
Biology and Microbiology
Volker Brozel, Ph.D.
Vikram V. Mistry, Ph.D.
Eluned Jones, Ph.D.
Natural Resource Management
Michele Dudash, Ph.D.
David Wright, Ph.D.
Veterinary and Biomedical Science
Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM
Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Arts and Sciences
Lt Col Craig D. McCuin, M.B.A.
Brian T. Rex, M.S.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
David Cartrette, Ph.D., Interim
Communication Studies and Theatre
Laurie Haleta, Ph.D.
Jason McEntee, Ph.D.
George White, Ph.D.
History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion
William Prigge, Ph.D.
Journalism and Mass Communication
Mary Peterson Arnold, Ph.D.
Maj. Corey Norris
Modern Languages and Global Studies
Laurie Haleta, Ph.D., Interim
David Reynolds, D.M.A.
Joel Rauber, Ph.D.
Bradley Woldt, Ph.D.
Sociology and Rural Studies
Mary Emery, Ph.D.
Education and Human Sciences
Jane E. Hegland, Ph.D.
Counseling and Human Development
Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.
Health and Nutritional Sciences
Matthew Vukovich, Ph.D.
Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Andrew Stremmel, Ph.D.
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nadim I. Wehbe, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Steven Hietpas, Ph.D.
Construction and Operations Management
Teresa Hall, Ph.D.
Mathematics and Statistics
Kurt Cogswell, Ph.D.
Kurt Bassett, Ph.D.
Mary Minton, Ph.D.
Nursing Student Services
Todd Stricherz, M.S.
Linda Herrick, Ph.D.
West River Nursing
Barbara Hobbs, Ph.D.
James Clem, Pharm.D.
Omathanu Perumal, Ph.D.
Accreditations and Affiliations
The University holds institutional membership in a number of educational associations: the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (1307 New York Avenue, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005-4722; Phone: 202-478-6040) promotes the aims expressed in the Morrill Act of 1862, and in the subsequent acts of Congress relating to Land-Grant Colleges.
Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604; Phone: 800-621-7440). Its purpose is to maintain high standards of instructional work and educational programs.
Agricultural Systems Technology: The Agricultural Systems Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Agricultural And Biological Engineers (2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659; Phone: 269-429-0300).
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory: The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (PO Box 6396, Visalia, CA 93290; Phone: 559-781-8900).
Art Museum: In 1977 the South Dakota Art Museum became the first South Dakota museum of any kind to be accredited by the American Association of Museums Accreditation Commission (1575 Eye St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005; Phone 202-289-1818).
Athletic Training: The Athletic Training Program (undergraduate and graduate levels) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (3850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184; Phone: 512-733-9700).
Aviation Education: The Aviation Major - Aviation Education Specialization program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (3410 Skyway Drive, Auburn, AL 36830; Phone 334-844-2431).
Chemistry: The Chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society (1155 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036; Phone 800-333-9511).
Computer Science: The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; Phone: 410-347-7700)
Construction Management: The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (1717 North Loop 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232-1570; Phone 201-495-6161).
Counseling and Human Resource Development: The Counseling and Human Resource Development program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Phone 703-535-5990). The specialization in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Setting is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 300, Schaumburg, IL 60173; Phone: 847-944-1345).
Early Childhood Education: The Early Childhood Education program is accredited as part of teacher education by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1140 19th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone 202-223-0077).
Engineering: The programs of Agricultural and Biosystems, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. (415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; Phone: 410-347-7700)
Extension: The extension programs of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Animal Science; Biology/Microbiology; Dairy Science; Economics; Experiment Station; Human Sciences; Plant Science; Range Science; Sociology; Veterinary Medicine; and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences are reviewed by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA); (1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 2201, Washington, DC 20250-2201)
Exercise Science: The Exercise Science Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (401 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202; Phone: 317-637-9200 ext. 147; http://www.coaes.org/home.html)
Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education: The Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education is accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children (1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005; Phone: 800-424-2460).
Honors College: The Honors College program is certified by the National Collegiate Honors Council (1100 Neihardt Residence Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 540 North 16th St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0627, Phone: 402-472-9150, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interior Design: The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014; Phone: 616-458-0400).
Journalism and Mass Communications: The curriculum in Journalism and Mass Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045-7575; Phone: 785-864-3973).
Leadership & Management Non-Profit Organizations (LMNO): The LMNO program is certified by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (1100 Walnut Suite 1900 Kansas City, MO 64106; Phone: 816-561-6415).
Medical Laboratory Science: South Dakota State University Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (5600 River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119; Phone: 847-939-3597).
Music: The Music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; Phone: 703-437-0700).
Nursing: The programs in the College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120; Phone: 202-887-6791 ext. 252; Fax: 202-887-8476).
Nutrition and Dietetics: The Nutrition and Dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, Phone: 312-899-0040 ext. 5400).
Pharmacy: The curriculum in Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (135 S LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810; Phone: 312-664-3575).
Range Sciences: The curriculum in Range Sciences is accredited by the Society for Range Management (6901 S Pierce St. Ste 225, Littleton, CO 80218; Phone: 303-986-3309; Fax 303-986-3892).
Teacher Education: The preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1140 19th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202-223-0077).
The University also holds membership in the American Council on Education, the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Collaborative, the American Society for Information Science & Technology, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association of University Women, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Society for Engineering Education, the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Library Association, Associated Western Universities, Inc., the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Educause, National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, and several others which are concerned with more limited phases of college work. Through the Board of Regents, the University also participates in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).