2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Organization & Administration

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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.

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South Dakota Board of Regents

President Members
Randy Schaefer John W. Bastian
Vice President Harvey C. Jewett
Bob Sutton Kathryn Johnson
Secretary Jim Morgan
Kevin Schieffer Pam Roberts
Executive Director Conrad Adam
Michael G. Rush  

General Administration

President Barry Dunn, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Hedge, Pharm.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 Michaela L. Willis, Ph.D.
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 Facilities and Services Dean Kattelmann, M.S.
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 Finance and Business/Controller Jacqueline Nelson, M.Ed.
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Marc Serrett, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for International Affairs and Outreach Kathleen Fairfax, M.A.
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.


College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Daniel Scholl, Ph.D., Interim Dean
  Donald M. Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences Dennis Papini, Ph.D., Dean
  Jason Zimmerman, 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
Jerome J. Lohr 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
  Katherine Reeder, Ph.D., Associate Dean
  Lois Tschetter, Ed.D., Assistant Dean
  Barbara Hobbs, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions Jane Mort, Pharm.D., Acting Dean
  Xiangming Guan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
  Daniel Hansen, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean
Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College Rebecca Bott, Ph.D., Interim Dean
University College Keith Corbett, Ed.D., Dean
Graduate School Kinchel Doerner, Ph.D., Dean
  Nicole Lounsbery, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
H. M. Briggs Library Kristi Tornquist, Ph.D., Chief University Librarian
Office for Student Affairs Samuel A. Jennings II, Ph.D., Dean of Students

Directors & Managers

Admissions Tracy Welsh, B.A.
Agricultural Experiment Station Daniel Scholl, Ph.D.
Agricultural Heritage Museum Gwen McCausland, M.A.
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Alvaro Garcia, Ph.D.
American Indian Education and Cultural Center (AIECC) April Eastman, M.S.
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) Jane Christopher-Hennings, D.V.M.
Assessment and Institutional Research Jana Hanson, Ph.D.
Athletics Justin Sell, M.S.
Capitol University Center-Pierre Janelle Toman, Ed.D.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Vaccinology David H. Francis, Ph.D.
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Kevin Sackreiter, Ed.D.
College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Academic Programs Donald M. Marshall, Ph.D.
Continuing and Distance Education Lindsey Hamlin, M.B.A.
Continuous Improvement Becky Degen, M.S.
Dining Services JoLee Frederiksen, B.S.
English Language and Culture Institute Nathan Ziegler, Ph.D.
Enrollment Management Aaron Aure, Ph.D.
Environmental Health and Safety Gary Yarrow, Ph.D.
Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition Bonny Specker, Ph.D.
Financial Aid Carolyn Halgerson, M.B.A.
First Year Advising Center Jody Owen, Ed.D.
4-H Youth Development Peter Nielson, M.Ed.
Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence Geoffrey Henebry, Ph.D.    
Housing and Residential Life Jeffrey Hale, Ed.D.
International Student and Scholars Greg Wymer, M.B.A.
Native American Program Director Shawn Burke
North Central Regional Sun Grant Center Vance Owens, Ph.D.
Nursing Student Services Todd Stricherz, M.S.
Oak Lake Field Station Nels Troelstrup, Ph.D.
Orientation Adam Karnopp, M.S. 
Records and Registration - Registrar Joyce Kepford, B.S.
School of Design Tim Steele, Ph.D.
South Dakota Art Museum Lynn Verschoor, M.S.
SDSU Extension Karla Trautman, M.S., Interim
SD EPSCoR James Rice, Ph.D.
Student Activities Jennifer Novotony, M.S.
Student Engagement Nick Wendell, M.S.
Study Abroad Sally Gillman, Ph.D.
Testing Center Kimberlie Goodfellow, Ph.D.
Tribal Outreach Richard Meyers, Ph.D.
TRIO Program/Multicultural Affairs C.D. Douglas, M.S.
University Bookstore Derek Peterson, B.S.
University Marketing and Communications Mike Lockrem, M.Ed.
Veteran Affairs Michelle Ruesink, M.S.
Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center (WEERC) Chris Schmit, Ph.D.
Water Resources Institute (WRI) Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Wellness Center Vacant
West River Agriculture Center (WRAC) Kristi Cammack, Ph.D.

Department Heads (by college)

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences  
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science David Wright, Ph.D.
Animal Science Joseph Cassady, Ph.D.
Biology and Microbiology Volker Brözel, Ph.D.
Dairy and Food Science Vikram V. Mistry, Ph.D.
Economics Eluned Jones, Ph.D.
Natural Resource Management Michele Dudash, Ph.D.
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM
College of Arts and Sciences  
Aerospace Studies Lt Col Craig D. McCuin, M.B.A.
Architecture Brian T. Rex, M.S.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Douglas Raynie, Ph.D.
Communication Studies and Theatre Laurie Haleta, Ph.D.
Economics Eluned Jones, Ph.D.
English Jason McEntee, Ph.D.
Geography George White, Ph.D.
History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion William Prigge, Ph.D.
Journalism and Mass Communication Mary Peterson Arnold, Ph.D.
Military Science LTC Corey Norris, M.S.A.S.
Modern Languages and Global Studies Laurie Haleta, Ph.D., Interim
Music David Reynolds, D.M.A.
Physics Joel Rauber, Ph.D.
Psychology Bradley Woldt, Ph.D.
Sociology and Rural Studies Mary Emery, Ph.D.
College of Education and Human Sciences  
Consumer 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.
Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering  
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.
Mechanical Engineering Kurt Bassett, Ph.D.
College of Nursing  
Graduate Nursing Mary Minton, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Nursing Linda Herrick, Ph.D.
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions  
Pharmacy Practice James Clem, Pharm.D.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Omathanu Perumal, Ph.D.

South Dakota State University Foundation

Steve Erpenbach, President and CEO
South Dakota State University Foundation
815 Medary Avenue, Box 525
Brookings, SD 57007
888-747-SDSU or 605-697-7475
E-mail: info@sdsufoundation.org

The South Dakota State University Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide the University with the maximum amount of private resources. Through these gifts, we strive to impact greatness.

Our vision is Transforming Lives Through a Culture of Giving.

Our mission is Enhancing Excellence by Cultivating Generosity and Treasuring the Loyalty of All We Serve.

The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with assets in excess of $190 million. The professional staff of 34 is supported by a 114 member Council of Trustees.

South Dakota State University Alumni Association

Andi Fouberg, President and CEO
South Dakota State University Alumni Association
815 Medary Ave, Box 515
Brookings, SD 57007-0299
888-735-2257 or 605-697-5198
Email: alumni@statealum.com

The SDSU Alumni Association is an independent, not-for-profit organization, non dues association that welcomes all graduates, former students, faculty, staff and friends of South Dakota State, as well as students, to be SDSU Alumni Association members. We strive to connect alumni to SDSU and each other, through the promotion of the University and by providing valuable benefits, services and resources to members. The SDSU Alumni Association embraces each one of its more than 75,000 alumni and friends who are proud to be Jackrabbits. We are a highly diverse and global family that is an influential force in both keeping traditions alive and advancing South Dakota State University.