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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
Phone: 605-256-5673
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

Amy Crissinger

Amy Crissinger

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Department

Admissions

Education

M.S., Strategic Leadership, Black Hills State University
B.S., Marketing, Dakota State University

Biography

Amy Crissinger started at DSU in August of 1992 as an Admissions Counselor. She was promoted to the Director of Admission in 1999 and then, soon after, became the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. As the Associate VP for Enrollment Management, she’s responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of undergraduates at DSU. She develops annual and strategic enrollment plans in collaboration with the academic and student affairs departments, as well as the marketing and athletics departments, and the DSU Foundation. She also partners with online education, international programs, graduate programs, and ITS to implement recruitment systems and enrollment databases.

Amy graduated from DSU with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a marketing specialization. She also holds an MS in Strategic Leadership from Black Hills State University.

Contact

Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5696
Email

David Miller

David Miller

Chief Information Officer

Department

Information Technology Services

Education

M.S., Information Assurance, Dakota State University
B.S., Computer and Network Security, Dakota State University

Biography

Dave Miller joined Dakota State University in 2016, and serves as the Interim Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for DSU’s Information Technology Services and Cyber Security. Before returning to DSU, Dave was a Technology Engineer for the South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, where he worked with leadership to promote security best practices. Outside of work, Dave is also a member of the DSU Alumni Board.

Contact

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

Ashley Podhradsky

Ashley Podhradsky

Interim VP for Research & Economic Development/Associate Dean of Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences/ Associate Professor of Information Assurance and Forensics

Department

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Education

D.Sc., Dakota State University
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University

Biography

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky is an Associate Professor of Digital Forensics and Associate Dean of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University. Ashley is also a member of the First Bank and Trust Board of Directors. Ashley has been an invited speaker at several events and universities including The Pennsylvania State University, Bureau of Justice Affairs, Women in CyberSecurity, InfraGard and DePaul University among others. Her research teams have received over 5.3 M in competitive grants. Current awards include an NSF REU site, NSF NRT program and NSA GenCyber. In addition to her academic and professional work, she has a strong passion for increasing gender diversity in cybersecurity. She is the PI and Camp Director for GenCyber: Girls in CybHER Security, a program sponsored by the NSA. Ashley was the recipient of the EmBe 2017 “Young Woman of Achievement”, The 2017 Merrill Hunter Award for Excellence in Research, 2017 and 2018 New America Cybersecurity Fellow, and is a 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science IF/THEN Ambassador.

Contact

Office Location: MadLabs Building
Phone: 605-256-5821
Email

Brent Van Aartsen

Brent Van Aartsen

Chief Technology Officer

Department

Information Technology Services

Education

M.S., Applied Computer Science, Dakota State University
B.S., Computer Science, Dakota State University

Biography

Brent Van Aartsen joined Dakota State University in 2006, and serves as the Interim Chief Technology Officer. Prior to his current appointment, Brent has held multiple positions within DSU’s Information Technology Services department ranging from multimedia to development to systems and network operations. As Interim Chief Technology Officer, Brent is responsible for the long-term strategic vision for technology for DSU. Brent is also a graduate of Leadership Sioux Falls, Class 33.

Contact

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

Jon Schemmel

Jon Schemmel

Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Director of the DSU Foundation and Alumni Association

Department

Institutional Advancement

Biography

Jon Schemmel is Dakota State’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement. He is familiar with higher education in South Dakota as he was Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development at the University of South Dakota for six years. He successfully led the athletics aspect of the $250 million Onward campaign which raised funds for over $75 million in new facilities and tripled scholarship support.

Most recently he has been Senior Associate Athletic Director and Assistant Vice President of Development at Miami University since 2017. Schemmel led a team that successfully completed the $80 million Graduating Champions campaign for athletics. He also created the Miami Athletic Fund, a compete rebrand and restructuring of athletics development operations at Miami University.

Schemmel leverages his experience with strategic planning, collaboration, and revenue generation as he leads the DSU Foundation and Alumni team in support of DSU academic mission and the Trojans Unite campaign.

Schemmel, who played college baseball at the University of Minnesota & Concordia University, St. Paul, went on to play professional baseball with the New York Mets and San Diego Padres organizations, making it as high as AAA. He graduated college from San Diego State University.

Jon and his wife Heidi reside in Madison with their five-year-old son, Jameson.

Contact

Office Location: Dale E. Kringen Alumni & Foundation Center
Phone: 605-256-7327
Email