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Organizational Chart

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dennis Hedge

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs 

Mary Kay Helling

Assistant to the Provost 

Karla Howard

  • Program Assistant - Danielle Schulz
  • Senior Secretary - Jessica Mellon

Budget Specialist

Vincent Lahren

  • Accounting Assistant - Maria Hall
  • Accounting Assistant - Diane Perry

Director Institutional Research

Dmitry Suspitsyn

Director Institutional Assessment 

Jana Hanson

Dean of Colleges

College of Agricultural, Food & Environmental Sciences - John Killefer

Interim Dean, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences - Jason Zimmerman

Dean, College of Education & Human Sciences - Jill Thorngren

Dean, Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering - Bruce Berdanier

Interim Dean, College of Natural Sciences - Kinchel Doerner

Interim Dean, College of Nursing - Roberta Olson

Dean, College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions - Jane Mort

Chief University Librarian Briggs Library - Kristi Tornquist

Dean, Graduate School - Kinchel Doerner

Dean, Van. D and Barbara D. Fishback Honors College - Rebecca Bott

Interim Assistant Vice President for International Affairs 

Greg Wymer


Director of South Dakota Art Museum - Lynn Verschoor

Registrar Records and Registration - Joyce Kepford

Profect Director of SD Jump Start - Debra Thorstenson

Director of Continuing & Distance Education - Lindsey Hamlin