2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2022  
2017-2018 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
Bob Sutton Jim Morgan
Vice President Randy Schaefer
Kevin Schieffer Pam Roberts
Secretary Joan Wink
John W. Bastian Jim Thares
Executive Director Conrad Adam
Michael G. Rush  

General Administration

President Barry Dunn, Ph.D.
Provost and 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 Daniel Scholl, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs Michaela L. Willis, Ph.D.
Vice President for Technology and Security Michael F. Adelaine, Ph.D.
Vice Provost 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 Technology Ryan Knutson, M.S.
Assistant Vice President for Technology Transfer and Commercialization William Aylor, J.D.


College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Donald M. Marshall, Ph.D., Interim Dean
  Vikram Mistry, Ph.D., Acting Associate Dean
  William R. Gibbons, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences Jason Zimmerman, Ph.D., Interim Dean
  Jason McEntee, Ph.D., Acting Associate Dean
College of Education and Human Sciences Jill Thorngren, Ph.D., Dean
  Jane Hegland, Ph.D., Associate Dean
  Matt Vukovich, Ph.D., Associate Dean
College of Nursing Nancy Fahrenwald, Ph.D., Dean
  Mary Minton, Ph.D., Associate Dean
  Lois Tschetter, Ed.D., Interim Associate Dean
  Trisha Horsley, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
  Barbara Hobbs, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions Jane Mort, Pharm.D., Interim Dean
  Teresa Seefeldt, Pharm.D., Acting Assistant Dean
  Xiangming Guan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
  Daniel Hansen, Pharm.D., Assistant 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
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
Office for Student Affairs Samuel A. Jennings II, Ph.D., Dean of Students
University College Mary Kay Helling, Ph.D., Interim Dean
Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College Rebecca Bott-Knutson, Ph.D., Interim Dean

Directors & Managers

Admissions Shawn Helmbolt, M.S., Interim
Agricultural Experiment Station William Gibbons, Ph.D., Interim
Agricultural Heritage Museum Gwen McCausland, M.A.
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Alvaro Garcia, Ph.D.
American Indian Student Center April Eastman, M.S.
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) Jane Christopher-Hennings, D.V.M.
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.
Continuing and Distance Education Lindsey Hamlin, M.B.A.
Continuous Improvement Becky Degen, M.S.
Dining Services Heidi Haro, B.A.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Nathan Ziegler, 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 Vacant
Institutional Research and Assessment Jana Hanson, Ph.D.
International Student and Scholars Greg Wymer, M.B.A.
Native American Program Director Shawn Burke, M.S.
New Student Orientation Adam Karnopp, M.S. 
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.
Records and Registration - Registrar Joyce Kepford, B.S.
South Dakota Art Museum Lynn Verschoor, M.S.
SDSU Extension Karla Trautman, M.S., Interim
SD EPSCoR James Rice, Ph.D.
Student Activities Jennifer Novotny, M.S.
Student Engagement Nick Wendell, M.S.
Study Abroad Sally Gillman, Ph.D.
Testing Center Kimberlie Goodfellow, 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 Russ Chavez, B.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.

Directors & Department Heads (by College)

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences  
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science David Wright, Ph.D.
Department of Animal Science Joseph Cassady, Ph.D.
Department of Biology and Microbiology Volker Brözel, Ph.D.
Department of Dairy and Food Science Vikram V. Mistry, Ph.D.
Department of Economics Eluned Jones, Ph.D.
Department of Natural Resource Management Michele Dudash, Ph.D.
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Jane Christopher-Hennings, DVM
College of Arts and Sciences  
Department of Aerospace Studies Brian Schroeder, M.S.
Department of Architecture Brian T. Rex, M.S.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Douglas Raynie, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Studies Joshua Westwick, Ph.D., Interim
Department of Economics Eluned Jones, Ph.D.
Department of English Jason McEntee, Ph.D.
Department of Geography Robert Watrel, Ph.D., Interim
Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion William Prigge, Ph.D.
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Lyle Olson, Ed.D., Interim
Department of Military Science Corey Norris, M.S.A.S.
Department of Modern Languages and Global Studies Christi Garst-Santos, Ph.D., Interim
Department of Physics Yung Huh, Ph.D., Interim
Department of Psychology Rebecca Martin, Ph.D., Interim
Department of Sociology and Rural Studies Mary Emery, Ph.D.
School of Design Angela McKillip, M. Arch., Interim
School of Performing Arts Paul D. Reynolds, D.M.A.
College of Education and Human Sciences  
Department of Consumer Sciences Jane E. Hegland, Ph.D.
Department of Counseling and Human Development Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.
Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences Kendra Kattelmann, Ph.D.
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Andrew Stremmel, Ph.D.
College of Nursing  
Department of Graduate Nursing Mary Minton, Ph.D.
Department of Undergraduate Nursing Lois Tschetter, Ed.D., Interim
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions  
Department of Pharmacy Practice James Clem, Pharm.D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Omathanu Perumal, Ph.D.
Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering  
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Van C. Kelley, Ph.D.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Nadim I. Wehbe, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Steven Hietpas, Ph.D.
Department of Construction and Operations Management Teresa Hall, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Kurt Cogswell, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering Kurt Bassett, 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@sdstatefoundation.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 nearly $200 million in assets, including an endowment of nearly $110 million. The professional staff of 37 is supported by a 109-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.