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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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Alumni Board

Trojans on board

Our alumni board serves as advisors to the University. They support DSU’s mission by cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship between the University and the alumni community at large.

Alumni Board members:

  • Serve as ambassadors, foster pride, loyalty, and a life-long connection to DSU through communicating news to alumni
  • Partner with DSU to promote programs and events
  • Create opportunities to volunteer
  • Encourage alumni to contribute time, talent, and financial support to DSU

Get involved

If you’re passionate about your alma mater, we invite you to join the Board. Thanks to technology, you don’t need to live in Madison, or even the region to participate.

 Responsibilities of board members includes:

  • Regular attendance at board meetings (approximately five 1-hour meetings, annually)
  • Contribution to board discussions in meetings and emails
  • Review nominations and select award recipients
  • Attend at least 2 Alumni Association events per year
  • Actively promote Alumni Association events and activities
  • Committee participation
  • Advocate for the overall success of Dakota State

 Out of town members may additionally be asked to:

  • Help plan events in your area
  • Act as a DSU alumni representative at nearby events
  • Actively promote alumni engagement in your area

 If you’re interested in becoming a part of the alumni board, we’re interested in hearing from you. Contact us online, by phone (605) 256-5009, or email alumni@dsu.edu  for more information.

Board members

  • Elliott Breukelman, Class of 2013, 2014
  • Catie Brown, Class of 2012
  • Mike Halverson, Class of 1988, President
  • Arden Jones, Class of 1978, Past President
  • Aaron Klimes, Class of 2011
  • David Miller, Class of 2012, 2013
  • Michael Reiprich, Class of 2005
  • Victoria Sopko, Class of 2017
  • Jay Schultz, Class of 2008
  • Carl Ware, Class of 2005, Vice President
  • Joyce Welbon, Class of 1962
  • Cody Welu, Class of 2014, 2015, and 2019
  • Jacob Williams, Class of 2018
  • Rachel Williams, Class of 2018

Alumni ambassadors

  • Dave Geiver, Class of 1982
  • Jake and Shirley Jacobson, Class of 1970