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Central Administration

University President

Ronald Shape, (Interim) BA, Dakota Wesleyan (1991); MBA, University of South Dakota (1996); EdD, University of South Dakota (2001).

Chief Executive Officer

Ronald Shape, BA, Dakota Wesleyan (1991); MBA, University of South Dakota (1996); EdD, University of South Dakota (2001).

Provost

Lynn Priddy, BA, State University of New York (1982); MA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (1992); PhD, Capella University (2002).

Chief Financial Officer

David K. Heflin, BPA Mississippi State University (1983), MA Mississippi State University (1991), EdD University of Saint Thomas (MN) (2007), CPA – Mississippi (1983)

Chief Information Officer

Anthony De Angelis, BS, University of Arizona (1988)

President of External Relations and Strategic Initiatives

Bob Paxton, BS, Nebraska Christian College (1978); MS, Fort Hays State University (1979); PhD, University of Texas (1989).

General Counsel

Paul Sedlacek, BS, Business Administration, University of Nebraska (1977); JD, University of Nebraska (1980).

Associate Provost, Dean of Faculty

Manuel Gomez, BS, University of Arizona (1994); MA, University of Arizona (1995); PhD, University of Arizona (2004).

Associate Provost, Curriculum and Assessment

Marilyn Holmgren, BA, College of St. Scholastica (1976); MS, The Tri-College University (1990); PhD, University of Nebraska (2008).

Associate Provost and System Vice President for Campus Academic Operations

Michael Bell, BS, Shorter College (1992); MEd, State University of West Georgia (1997); EdS, Argosy University (2010); EdD, Argosy University (2014).

Dean, College of Business, Accounting, and Technology

Todd Herseth, BA, Dakota Wesleyan University (1995); MBA, University of South Dakota (2004).

Acting Dean, College of Health and Sciences

Marilyn Holmgren, BA, College of St. Scholastica (1976); MS, The Tri-College University (1990); PhD, University of Nebraska (2008).

Dean, College of Legal Studies

Michael Trump, BS, Black Hills State University (1990); MA, University of Wyoming (1994); JD, University of South Dakota (1999).

Dean, School of Nursing and Graduate Nursing Studies

Lisa Hawthorne, ASN, Arizona Western College (1995); BSN, University of Phoenix (1999); MSN, University of Phoenix (2002); PhD, University of San Diego (2013).

University Registrar, VP of Academic Records and Information Integrity

Arthur Gillis, AA, Hagerstown Community College (1986); BA, Northwood University (1990); MBA, University of Phoenix (2005).

System Vice President of Accreditation Services, and Associate Dean, Academic Training and Professional Development

Sue Darby, BSE, Emporia State University (1970); MA, Wichita State University (1984); EdD, University of Texas-Austin (1996).

System Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing

Joseph Sallustio, BS, SUNY Oneonta (2000); MSOL, Regis University (2012).

System Director for Human Resources

John Woolsey, BS, Averett College (1993); MA, National University (1996).

System Director of Financial Aid

Cheryl Bullinger

System Director of Student Accounts

Linda Pottorff, BS, National American University (1995).

System Director of the Center for Student Achievement/System General Education Chair

Vacant

System Director of Alumni and Foundation Services

Tamie Hopp, BS, University of Wisconsin (1991); JD, Texas Tech School of Law (1994).

System Director of the Office for Dispute Resolution, Title IX Coordinator

Karen Hoffman, BS, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (2001); MM, National American University (2009).

System Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Evaluation

Tasha Almond, BS, Rockford College (2003); MSEd, Northern Illinois University (2005); PhD, University of South Dakota (2011).

System Librarian

Pat Hamilton, BA, University of South Dakota (1974); MLS, University of Washington-Seattle (1979).

Controller

Amy Gusso, BS, South Dakota State University (1991); Certified Public Accountant (1996), Certified Global Management Accountant (2012).

Associate Vice President of Military Services

Weston Neiffer, AAS, Lake Area Vocational Technical Institute (1994); BS, Black Hills State University (2000); MM, National American University (2011).

Director of Strategic Military Initiatives

Scott Toothman, BS, National American University (1997); MBA, National American University (2002).

Director of Affiliate Relations, Non-Credit Division

Vacant

Associate Vice President of Academics and International Relations, Non-Credit Division

Marcie Cudmore, BS, Black Hills State University (2003); MBA, National American University (2007).