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President's Cabinet

Jim Moran

Jim Moran

Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs

Department

Academics

Education

B.A. Psychology and History, Duke University, 1971
M.S. Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 1975
Ph.D. Child and Family Studies, Oklahoma State University 1978

Biography

Dr. Jim Moran joined Dakota State University after serving as the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Vice-President for Accreditation and Student Success Initiatives at USD. He has also served as Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and as interim president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Moran’s roles at the University of Tennessee included Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Human Ecology, and Vice President for the UT Research Corporation promoting the development and licensing of intellectual property.

Dr. Moran also served as a state representative to Complete College America and the Education Trust’s Access to Success Initiative and was appointed by the Governor to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Council.  His biography is included in the Leaders in Family and Consumer Science volume published in 2016 and he served as that Association’s president in 2004-2005.

 

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5136
Email
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Jeff Dittman

Jeff Dittman

Athletic Director

Department

Athletics

Biography

Jeff Dittman is the Athletic Director for Dakota State University. Jeff began his teaching and coaching career in North Dakota in 1980 and spent three years as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. He also worked at DSU for 17 years, before taking a coaching position at Hastings College. After four years there, he returned to DSU and is in his eighth year here. Jeff holds 35 years’ experience of working in college athletics at NCAA DI and NAIA schools. He has been named Conference Coach of the Year three times and the SD College Coach of the Year twice. In 2018, Jeff gave up coaching duties to concentrate on the role of fundraising for the new Trojans Unite - Athletic Complex campaign.

Contact

Office Location: Fieldhouse
Phone: 605-256-5229
Email

Richard Hanson

Richard Hanson

Assistant to President - Special Projects

Department

President's Office

Biography

Dr. Richard Hanson serves as the Assistant to President - Special Projects. Dr. Hanson is President Emeritus of Bemidji State University, President Emeritus of Northwest Technical College in Minnesota, former interim president of North Dakota State University, and former President of Waldorf College in Forest City, IA. He has served more than 12 years as a chief academic officer/provost and more than 20 years as a professor of child development and family science. Dr. Hanson served many years as a consultant evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission and has provided leadership around NCAA (Division I and Division II) and NAIA athletics including athletic conference leadership.

In addition to leading the effort to develop a Master Academic Plan at Dakota State, he has responsibility for DSU2025, the university strategic planning process. He has worked within the South Dakota Apprenticeship Network, the DSU Cyber Cync Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center (CCIEC), the South Dakota Partnership for Student Success (SDPaSS), and the Sioux Falls School District Computer Science Academy. He has also been involved with the DSU RISING! effort at Dakota State University. Dr. Hanson and his wife, Dianne, have three grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Email

James Jacobsen

James Jacobsen

Vice President for Student Affairs

Department

Student Affairs

Biography

Jim Jacobsen joined Dakota State University after serving for nine years as the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Southeast Technical Institute. He has also served more than 17 years as a teacher, coach, principal and district level administrator.

Jim has provided volunteer leadership at the local, state and national level serving on numerous boards and organizations. He currently serves on the Lutheran Social Services Counseling Services Board. He also served on the steering committee which was tasked with developing and implementing the dual credit initiative for South Dakota high school students.

Jim provides strategic leadership for several Student Affairs departments including Residence Life, Dining Services, Counseling Services, Trojan Zone Bookstore, Admissions, Career Services, Student Engagement & Leadership, Financial Aid and Card Services. Jim also works with Student Success and he enjoys working with faculty and staff to develop support services and programming to help all students be successful and achieve their educational and career goals.

Contact

Office Location: Learning Engagement Center
Phone: (605) 256-5124
Email

Angi Kappenman

Angi Kappenman

Vice President for Human Resources

Department

Human Resources

Biography

Angi Kappenman joined Dakota State University in 2014. Angi has advanced through multiple positions within the Human Resources (HR) department at DSU and now has the pleasure of spearheading the HR area. Angi is responsible for the strategic vision of HR for DSU, along with employee relations, talent acquisition, retention, compensation, HR policies, committee and community involvement, compiling matrix data to aid in decision making and survey requests.

Angi received her bachelor of business administration from Dakota State University in 2001 and her masters of science in leadership and human resource development in 2019 from Louisiana State University. She has held her SHRM -CP certificate since 2016. Angi co-established the Madison HR Leaders group in 2017. This group is comprised of HR leaders within the various industries and employers in Madison and surrounding communities in Lake County. Finding her passion for HR has helped Angi focus her efforts on making DSU a safe and great place to work.

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5134
Email

Kelli Koepsell

Kelli Koepsell

Director of Marketing and Communications

Department

Marketing and Communications

Biography

Kelli is the Director of Marketing & Communications at DSU.  She has been with the University since 2018.  In her role, Kelli oversees marketing and communications for the entire university.  She is responsible for the DSU brand and establishing marketing campaigns to assist with brand recognition and recruitment.  In addition, Kelli is responsible for internal and external communications and the DSU website and social media properties.

Koepsell holds a bachelor’s degree in English Writing and English Literature from Wayne State College.  She earned a certificate from the Collegiate Management Institute and has served on several boards, including the Howard District School Board.

Contact

Office Location: Learning Engagement Center
Phone: (605) 256-5189
Email

Stacy Krusemark

Stacy Krusemark

Vice President for Business & Administrative Services

Department

Business Office

Biography

Stacy Krusemark joined Dakota State University in 2005, serving as the Chief Financial Officer and overseeing areas including Accounting, Grants and Contract Administration, Budget, and Facilities Management. Prior to joining DSU, Stacy served as the CFO for the South Dakota Department of Education and also as a Budget Analyst at the Bureau of Finance & Management in Pierre. Stacey also serves as the Treasurer of the Dakota State University Foundation, an officer on the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, the Vice-Chair of the Madison Area Junior Achievement Board, and the President of the East River Federal Credit Union Board.

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5127
Email

David Miller

David Miller

Manager of Security and Systems Operations

Department

Information Technology Services

Contact

Office Location: Karl E. Mundt Library
Phone: 605-256-5016
Email

Josh Pauli

Josh Pauli

Vice President for Research and Economic Development / Director of Cyclops Lab

Department

Research and Economic Development

Education

Ph.D. Software Engineering, North Dakota State University, 2006
M.S. Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2003
B.S. Computer Information Systems, Dakota State University, 2002

Biography

Dr. Josh Pauli serves as the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, where he leads the Sponsored Programs Office, Research Compliance, and the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs). In his role as Director of the Cyclops Lab, Dr. Pauli is responsible for funded research that requires secure facilities and DSU’s expertise in computer science and cybersecurity. Josh began his DSU career as a faculty member in the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences in 2004. Outside of DSU, Dr. Pauli is on the Board of Directors for Dacotah Bank in Aberdeen, SD and the Governing Board of Directors for LifeScape in Sioux Falls, SD.

Contact

Office Location: Madison Cyber Labs
Phone: 605-256-5181
Email
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Brent Van Aartsen

Brent Van Aartsen

Director of Technical Operations & Development

Department

Information Technology Services

Contact

Office Location: Karl E. Mundt Library
Phone: 605-256-5692
Email