DSU hires new VP for institutional advancement

Bob PrelogerDakota State University has hired Bob Preloger as interim vice president for institutional advancement. Recently retired from Augustana University, Preloger will be leading both the DSU Foundation and the communications and marketing department.

“We are very fortunate to have Mr. Preloger in this interim position,” said José-Marie Griffiths, president of Dakota State University. “His experience with institutional advancement and marketing at the university level will be very valuable to Dakota State during this time of transition.”

Preloger was most recently the vice president for advancement at Augustana University, and but has also served as Augie’s vice president for marketing and vice president for enrollment. Previously he served as associate dean of enrollment at North Dakota State University; he worked with admissions and college relations at his alma mater, Concordia University (Chicago), where he earned his B.A. and M.A.

“I have always been intrigued by DSU's unique academic mission and have since been inspired by the momentum that has been created through President Griffiths’ vision for the university,” said Preloger. “I look forward to assisting her and her leadership team in maintaining the momentum through enhanced philanthropic efforts of the DSU Foundation and its board in raising charitable gifts, engaging alumni and special friends of the university.”

Preloger will begin his duties on March 12, 2018, and he will continue in the 60 percent appointment until the vice president position is permanently filled. The university will conduct national searches for permanent replacements for the vice president for institutional advancement, and for a director of marketing and communications.

Mark Johnston was the former vice president for institutional advancement; he resigned in February to become Senator Mike Rounds’ Washington, D.C. deputy chief of staff.