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Kelli Koepsell

Kelli Koepsell

Kelli Koepsell

Director of Marketing and Communications


Marketing and Communications


Kelli Koepsell is Director of Marketing & Communications at Dakota State University since 2018, where she is responsible for brand management and strategic marketing to assist with recruitment and retention. In addition, Kelli is responsible for media relations, internal communications, digital and social media properties, production center, and licensing/trademarking.

Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in English Writing and English Literature from Wayne State Colle (NE). She earned certificates from the Collegiate Management Institute, the DSU Leadership program, and the EAB Marketing Higher Education Leadership. Kelli has served on several boards, including the Howard District School Board (SD). She is currently a member and secretary/treasurer of the Horizon Health Foundation Board. In addition, she is an active volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Junior Achievement.

Prior to joining Dakota State, she worked in health care marketing for 15 years. Notable are her years marketing Sanford Children’s, where she built brand recognition, promoted a children’s hospital designed as a castle, and opened multiple clinic location in the United States.

Kelli and her husband live in rural Canova, SD. They have three daughters and one grandson. In her free time, Kelli enjoys reading, puzzles, cooking, crafting, and spending time at the Black Hills cabin.


Office Location: Learning Engagement Center
Phone: (605) 256-5189