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Central Administration

University President

Jerry L. Gallentine, BS, Fort Hays State University (1962); MEd, University of Toledo (1963); MS, University of Toledo (1965); PhD, University of Toledo (1965).

Chief Executive Officer

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

Chief Operations Officer

Samuel D. Kerr, BS, Black Hills State University (1982); BS Ed, Black Hills State University (1982); MEd, South Dakota State University (1986); JD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1992); 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

Venessa Green, BS, DeVry Institute (1993); MBA, National American University (2006); CPA.

President of Campus Operations

Michaelle Holland, BS, National American University (1995); MEd, MidAmerica Nazarene University (2004).

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).

Regional Vice President - East

Ken Sigmon, BS, Business Administration, University of Tulsa (1975); MBA, Roosevelt University (1982).

Regional Vice President - West

Marcus Smith,

BA, Arizona State University (1987).

Regional Vice President - South

Christi Town,

BS, Friends University (2001); MEd, Mid-America Nazarene University (2005).

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).

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).

Dean, College of Health and Sciences

Dodie Serafini, LPN, Pickens Technical College, (1990); AND, Front Range Community College, (1993); BS, Metro State College, (2000); MSN University of Northern Colorado, (2004).

Dean, College of Legal Studies

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

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).

Sytem Director for Human Resources

Trina Allen, BA, University of Northern Iowa (1988); PSEd, Iowa State University (2004).

Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Evaluation

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

Associate Vice President of Curriculum, Assessment & Research

Mark Anderson, AS, Community College of the Air Force (1985); AS, Community College of the Air Force (1993); BA, University of Phoenix (1995); MS, University of La Verne (1996); EdD, Nova Southeastern University (2008); MBB LSS; CQA (ASQ); CPHQ.

Director of Affiliate Operations & Curriculum Development

Lisa Bagley, BA, Minot State University (1995); MM, National American University (2007).

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

Holly Boomer, BA, Chadron State University (1989); MA, Chadron State University (1990); PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2000).

System Director of Financial Aid

Cheryl Bullinger

Director of Affiliate Relations

Heidi Bulman, BS, South Dakota State University (2004); MM, National American University (2011).

Associate Vice President of Academics and International Relations

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

System Vice President of Accreditation Services

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

Controller

Curtis Fischer, AS, Tulsa Community College (1993); BBA, Langston University (1998); MBA, University of Phoenix (2011).

System Librarian

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

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).

Interim Chief Information Officer

Laurie Keith, BS, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1981).

System Vice President of Enrollment Operations

Michael Lager, BS, National American University (2012).

Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

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

System Director of Student Accounts

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

System Director of Alumni Services

Guy W. Tillett, BA, Butler University (1959); MAT, Indiana University (1968).

Senior Vice President for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs

Jason Warr, BS, University of Utah (1994); MBA, Westminster College of Salt Lake City (1997); DBA, Argosy University (2013); CPA.

System Director for Learner Services

Meg Whiston, BA, University of New Hampshire (1981); MEd, University of New Hampshire (1982); MEd, University of New Hampshire (1984); PhD, Cornell University (1992).

Executive Director of Campus Development

Susan Wurtele, BJ, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1990); MEd, South Dakota State University (1999); PhD, Capella University (2008).