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Rebecca Hoey

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.  


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Phone: (605) 256-5136