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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Board of Trustees

The Dakota State University Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which has over 30 elected members. DSU's Board of Trustees is made up of a number of prominent alumni and Madison community leaders.

Current members

  • Miles Beacom ‘81, CEO, PREMIER Bankcard
  • Bill Beck ‘92, attorney, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith
  • Jeff Bloom, Owner, Lake County International
  • Bob Casagrande ‘75, President, BCA, Inc.
  • Suzy Collignon-Hodgen ‘98, Director of Technology, Sanford Health
  • Roger DeGroot ‘75, Retired educator
  • Hali Diggs ‘04, Sales/Marketing Director, Markit WSO Corp
  • Jeff Dittman, Athletic Director, DSU (ex-officio)
  • Kazzi Foster-Teel ‘00, business owner/entrepreneur
  • David Geiver ‘82, Vice President of Technology, PREMIER Bankcard
  • Robb Graham, President, Rserving.com
  • José-Marie Griffiths, Ph.D., President, DSU (ex-officio)
  • Mike Halverson ‘88, Director of Technology, PREMIER Bankcard
  • Mike Jaspers, Business Development Director, East River Electric
  • Brian Kern ‘87, Business Owner, Entrepreneur
  • Stacy Krusemark, Vice President of Business and Administrative Services, DSU, Treasurer
  • Dan Meadows ‘68, businessman
  • Tammy Miller ‘78, CEO, Madison Regional Health
  • DeLon Mork, owner, Dairy Queen
  • Erin Nielsen ‘03, physical therapist, Madison Community Hospital
  • Wayne Pauli, Ph.D. ‘01, Associate Professor, Dakota State University
  • Renae Prostrollo ‘05, Director, Madison Educational Foundation
  • Pooja Pullman, Director of IT, Raven Industries
  • Josh Robinson, Business Leader
  • Floyd Rummel ‘03, Market Leader, First PREMIER Bank
  • Randy Schaefer ‘84, owner, State Farm Insurance
  • Jon Schemmel, Vice President for Institutional Advancement/ Director of DSU Foundation/ Alumni Assoc. - Ex-Officio
  • Paul Schroeder, Infrastructure Engineer, NelNet
  • Scott Schlisner ‘04, Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed Financial Services
  • Summer Schultz ’98, Superintendent, Dell Rapids Public School
  • Darrel Simon, Retired Nurse Anesthetist, Madison Community Hospital
  • Cecelia Wittmayer, Retired Educator