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Counseling and Human Development

Welcome to the Department of Counseling and Human Development (CHD) at South Dakota State University. I believe you will find many excellent programs, enthusiastic students, and a committed faculty and staff. We are one of the few public university departments in South Dakota that delivers programs at the main campus in Brookings, at the University Centers in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, and online. In addition to our programs, we have a number of field specialists across the state who provide another level of teaching and training to the citizens of South Dakota. 

Even though our department is fairly new in terms of years, you will recognize a number of faculty who have been teaching, researching, and serving South Dakota State University for quite some time. We are fortunate to have such a talented group, many of whom are well known leaders in the state, region, and nation in their specialized field of study.  

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our programs, research, or service. 

Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.
Professor/Department Head CHD

Watch the video below to learn more about the CHD program.