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Strategic Planning Leadership Team


Dennis Hedge, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Michaela Willis, Vice President for Student Affairs

Leadership Team

Name Title Representing
Mike AdelaineVice President Technology and Security Ex-Officio
Robin ArendsAssistant Professor, Graduate Nursing Faculty
Amanda BlairAssociate Professor, Animal Science SDSU Extension
Arian BundeDirector of Leadership Initiatives, SDSU Foundation SDSU Foundation
Don CroweProfessor, Music Faculty
Kay CutlerProfessor, Teaching, Learning and Leadership Faculty
Becky DegenDirector of Continuous Improvement Office of Business & Finance
Kinchel DoernerInterim Vice President for Research and Economic Development Ex-Officio
Jim DoolittleAssociate Vice President for Research Office of Research and Economic Development
Nancy FahrenwaldDean of the College of Nursing Academic Dean
Kathleen FairfaxAssistant Vice President for International Affairs & Outreach Office of Academic Affairs
Toby Flint Graduate Student Student Body
Andi FoubergPresident & CEO, SDSU Alumni Association SDSU Alumni Association
Bill GibbonsInterim Associate Director of SD Agricultural Experiment Station South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station
Jose GonzalezAssociate Professor, Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science Faculty
Jasmine GreeneProgram Assistant, Ag & Biosystems Engineering Civil Services Staff
Teresa HallDepartment Head, Construction & Operations Management Academic Department Head
Greg HeibergerBiology & Microbiology Faculty
Mike HolbeckOffice of Business & Finance Office of Business & Finance
Sam JenningsDean of Students Division of Student Affairs
Dean KattelmannAssociate Vice President, Facilities & Services Facilities and Services
Ryan KnutsonAssistant Vice President, Information Security Office of Technology & Security
Christine LarsonProfessor, Mathematics & Statistics Faculty
Jason McEnteeDepartment Head, English Academic Department Head
Jody OwenDirector of the First-Year Advising Center Office of Academic Affairs
Shafiqur RahmanProfessor, Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty
Justin SellDirector of Athletics Intercollegiate Athletics
Tara ShafrathExtension Field Specialists, Health & Nutritional Sciences SDSU Extension
Susan SmithMedia Advisor, University Student Union Professional Staff
Lane Speirs Undergraduate Student Student Body
Wes TschetterVice President for Finance & Business Ex-Officio
Jeff WeldonCity Manager, City of Brookings Community Member
Kas WilliamsProgram Advisor Division of Student Affairs
Michael Wimberly

Professor, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence/

Professor of Natural Resource Management


Support Team

Karyn WeberChief of Staff Leadership Team Liaison
Karla HowardAssistant to the Provost Administrative Support
Mike LockremDirector, University Marketing and Communications Communications Liaison
Jennifer Vander WalCoordinator of Institutional Research/Analyst Data Analysis Liaison
Jana HansonDirector, Assessment and Institutional Research Assessment Liaison
April EastmanDirector of American Indian Education and Cultural Center Equity and Inclusion Liaison
Mary Kay HellingAssociate Vice President of Academic Affairs Accreditation Liaison
Kristi TornquistChief University Librarian Research and Information Liaison
Wendy CradduckManager, Information Technology  Technology Liaison
Nathan ZieglerDirector of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access  Equity & Inclusion Liaison