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Kathleen Fitzgerald-Ellis

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Title Assistant Director of Nursing Student Services (Rapid City)
Office Building Off-Campus
Mailing Address South Dakota State University
College of Nursing
1011 11th St
Rapid City, SD 57701

Professional Memberships

South Dakota Higher Education Association
National Board for Certified Counselors

Academic Interests/Expertise

College Student Development
Counseling Theory
Identity Development
Student Success & Retention

Area(s) of Research

Master's Thesis – Examining Multiple Identity Dimensions with Native Students at a Predominantly White University

Recruiter/Interviewer – National Children’s Study | South Dakota State University (Feb. 2010 – July 2011)

Evaluation research – The Common Read | South Dakota State University Honors Program (Spring 2011)

Academic Responsibilities

Academic Advising & Counseling
Student Retention
College of Nursing Event Coordination
Coordinating Student Activities

Committee Activities

Undergraduate Admissions Committee, College of Nursing
Workforce Development Committee, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Former Positions Held

Coordinator of Marketing & Admissions | BHSU-Rapid City

Student Success Advisor | BHSU-Rapid City

Intern, First Year Advising Center | SDSU

Graduate Assistant, Office of Career Development | SDSU

Public Relations & Communications Experience (corporate, nonprofit, academic, government, and agency experience)


Master of Science degree, College Counseling & Mental Health - South Dakota State University (December 2012)
*National Certified Counselor

Bachelor of Science degree, Public Relations - Illinois State University (May 2007)