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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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Provost & Academic Affairs

Welcome to the Provost and Academic Affairs home page. The Provost is responsible for Dakota State University's Academic Integrity.

Dr. Rebecca Hoey is the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Hoey acts as the acts as the chief academic officer for the University and the person to whom the deans and directors for the academic support units report. The provost is the university's chief academic officer and under the president is responsible for the creation and implementation of the academic priorities for the university and for the allocation of resources that will support those priorities. These priorities include a sharp focus on student success, recruiting and retaining the talent needed to meet the university’s mission, and promoting the values of the university including distinguished and effective teaching, integrity, communication, inclusion, and innovative, high quality academic programs.

DSU has four colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences, The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, the College of Business and Information Systems, and the College of Education. The Provost oversees the undergraduate and graduate programs supporting and managing all Academic Affairs units at Dakota State University.


Visiting Scholars

Rebecca Hoey

Rebecca Hoey

Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs


President's Office


University of South Dakota, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Wayne State College, Secondary Education


Dr. Rebecca Hoey is the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. She has a long history in higher education, demonstrating a progressive growth in higher education as an “academic intrapreneur” to produce outcomes that benefit both students and the institution.  

Dr. Hoey’s experience includes serving as Dean of the Graduate School and Adult Learning at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She was most recently the Associate Vice President for Academic Programming with the South Dakota Board of Regents.  

She works to create opportunities for growth, build and sustain high-quality professional programs, nurture a strong faculty, and serve students at all levels.  

Hoey is a graduate of Wayne State College with a BS in Education; she has a master’s degree in Education from St. Mary’s University (Minn.) - Winona campus; and earned an EdD from USD in curriculum and instruction.  


Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5136