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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

Mike AdelaineVice President Technology and SecurityEx-Officio
Robin ArendsAssistant Professor, Graduate NursingFaculty
Amanda BlairAssociate Professor, Animal ScienceSDSU Extension
Arian BundeDirector of Leadership Initiatives, SDSU FoundationSDSU Foundation
Don CroweProfessor, MusicFaculty
Kay CutlerProfessor, Teaching, Learning and LeadershipFaculty
Becky DegenDirector of Continuous ImprovementOffice of Business & Finance
Kinchel DoernerInterim Vice President for Research and Economic DevelopmentEx-Officio
Jim DoolittleAssociate Vice President for ResearchOffice of Research and Economic Development
Nancy FahrenwaldDean of the College of NursingAcademic Dean
Kathleen FairfaxAssistant Vice President for International Affairs & OutreachOffice of Academic Affairs
Toby FlintGraduate StudentStudent Body
Andi FoubergPresident & CEO, SDSU Alumni AssociationSDSU Alumni Association
Bill GibbonsInterim Associate Director of SD Agricultural Experiment StationSouth Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station
Jose GonzalezAssociate Professor, Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant ScienceFaculty
Jasmine GreeneProgram Assistant, Ag & Biosystems EngineeringCivil Services Staff
Teresa HallDepartment Head, Construction & Operations ManagementAcademic Department Head
Greg HeibergerBiology & MicrobiologyFaculty
Mike HolbeckOffice of Business & FinanceOffice of Business & Finance
Sam JenningsDean of StudentsDivision of Student Affairs
Dean KattelmannAssociate Vice President, Facilities & ServicesFacilities and Services
Ryan KnutsonAssistant Vice President, Information SecurityOffice of Technology & Security
Christine LarsonProfessor, Mathematics & StatisticsFaculty
Jason McEnteeDepartment Head, EnglishAcademic Department Head
Jody OwenDirector of the First-Year Advising CenterOffice of Academic Affairs
Shafiqur RahmanProfessor, Pharmaceutical SciencesFaculty
Justin SellDirector of AthleticsIntercollegiate Athletics
Tara ShafrathExtension Field Specialists, Health & Nutritional SciencesSDSU Extension
Susan SmithMedia Advisor, University Student UnionProfessional Staff
Lane SpeirsUndergraduate StudentStudent Body
Wes TschetterVice President for Finance & BusinessEx-Officio
Jeff WeldonCity Manager, City of BrookingsCommunity Member
Kas WilliamsProgram AdvisorDivision of Student Affairs
Michael Wimberly

Professor, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence/

Professor of Natural Resource Management


Support Team

Karyn WeberChief of StaffLeadership Team Liaison
Karla HowardAssistant to the ProvostAdministrative Support
Mike LockremDirector, University Marketing and CommunicationsCommunications Liaison
Jennifer Vander WalCoordinator of Institutional Research/AnalystData Analysis Liaison
Jana HansonDirector, Assessment and Institutional ResearchAssessment Liaison
April EastmanDirector of American Indian Education and Cultural CenterEquity and Inclusion Liaison
Mary Kay HellingAssociate Vice President of Academic AffairsAccreditation Liaison
Kristi TornquistChief University LibrarianResearch and Information Liaison
Wendy CradduckManager, Information Technology Technology Liaison
Nathan ZieglerDirector of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access Equity & Inclusion Liaison