Austin Slaughter

Veteran Affairs Coordinator

Austin Slaughter

Recruiting Territory: Northern SD, North Dakota & Wisconsin
Hometown: Madison, SD
College: Dakota State University ’09 Alumni
Major: Computer Graphic Design

Why did you choose DSU?
At the time I was looking at what college best fit me, DSU was just getting ready to make the transition to where every student on campus would receive a tablet computer with the cost of education. Other schools I had looked at were not anywhere close on the technology side that DSU was going to offer. I also wanted to run track in college, and through DSU I was going to be able to do so. The small classes and campus really fit well with me. I also wanted a school that I was going to be able to change majors if needed and not have to transfer to another university. DSU offered both majors I was interested in; Exercise Science & Computer Graphic Design. 

Favorite DSU experience?
My favorite DSU experience was the fact that my best friend that I met in college and I actually met for the first time at a DSU registration day and later ended up being roommates the last 3 years of school. 

Five Interesting Things About Me:

  • My wife’s name is Leslie, step-son Treyton, and a daughter Emma. 
  • I have been deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • I have been a member of the SD Army National Guard for 10 years.
  • I am a 2 time High School State Champion in the 4x200m Relay.
  • I enjoy traveling (overseas trips: 3 personal, 2 military)
Veteran Affairs
Office Location
Heston Hall