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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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President José-Marie Griffiths, PhD

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Dr. José-Marie Griffiths came to DSU in 2015 and is the 23rd President of Dakota State.

Dr. José-Marie Griffiths is president of Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. She has spent her career in research, teaching, public service, corporate leadership, economic development, and higher education administration. She has served in presidential appointments to the National Science Board, the U.S. President's Information Technology Advisory Committee, and the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. President Griffiths has recently been appointed as a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, part of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 and is chairman of the Workforce Subcommittee for the commission. She has led projects for over 28 U.S. federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Energy, and various intelligence and military agencies, over 20 major corporations such as AT&T Bell Laboratories and IBM, in over 35 countries, and worked with seven major international organizations, including NATO and the United Nations. President Griffiths has received over 20 significant awards in science, technology, teaching and the advancement of women in these fields.

President José-Marie Griffiths, PhD

President José-Marie Griffiths welcomes you to DSU and shares with you a look at the vibrant community and transformational programs you find at Dakota State

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