Dakota State University students walking around campus

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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Strategic Outreach that's Agile and Responsive

DSU-SOAR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with DSU, created to provide current and future workforce training needs for individuals, corporations, and government agencies. By offering non-credit educational experiences, DSU-SOAR can provide employee training opportunities in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, project management, and many other topics.

As tech advances, so do we.

Dr. David DeJong presenting about Artificial Intelligence
Dr. David DeJong, Dean of the College of Education and Human Performance, Presenting on Artificial Intelligence at a recent outreach event.

As technology advances at lightning speed, businesses and organizations must keep their employees up-to-date on new and emerging technologies. By being innovative, nimble, and efficient, DSU-SOAR can offer solutions through non-credit bearing short courses, workshops, or seminars.

These complement the University’s for-credit programs, but are offered outside a traditional university format to customize clients’ needs in any field, including healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, or the financial industry.

Whether a client needs upskilling, reskilling, or a career change, DSU-SOAR can provide innovative options for workforce training, designed and customized to suit specific needs.

Let's get started.

For more information about DSU-SOAR and associated opportunities, contact Dr. Richard Hanson, Assistant to the President for Special Projects:

Richard Hanson

Richard Hanson

Assistant to the President-Special Projects


President's Office


Office Location: Heston Hall