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ABOUT US

SDHEA provides professional networking opportunities, leadership opportunities, affordable professional development, and a vehicle to address higher education issues relevant to South Dakota, legislatively and otherwise.

Our History

HISTORY

The official charter was accepted at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Convention in March of 1972 in Chicago, IL.  Charter members were:  Marc Boesen, Mt Marty College, Glen Peterson, Augustana College, & Don Allen, Yankton College.

 

The first President during the 1972-73 year was Don Allen, Yankton College who resigned during the year before the charter was approved.  Glen Peterson was then appointed President.

Learn more about the history of the Association here.

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INCLUSION STATEMENT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Executive Board was established to oversee the function and viability of the Association.  The Board consists of a President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Professional Development Officer, Communications Officer, Public Institution Member-At-Large, a Private Institution Member-At-Large, a Tech College Member-At-Large, and an additional Member-At-Large. 

The Executive Board meets regularly twice a year: prior to the Annual Conference and at the annual retreat held sometime during the months of May-July.

A

President

Donna Dunn

A

2024-2025

Term

F

Public Institution | Member-At-Large

Mandy Hendrix

F

2023-2025

Term

K

Professional Development Officer

Joseph Knoer

K

2024-2026

Term

B

President-Elect

Whitney Bischoff

B

2024-2025

Term

H

Private Institution | Member-At-Large

Devin Wolthuizen

H

2023-2025

Term

L

Communications Officer

Bryce Nussbaum

L

2024-2026

Term

C

Immediate Past President

Kayte Haggerty

C

2024-2025

Term

I

Tech College | Member-At-Large

Ashley Vis

I

2024-2026

Term

D

Secretary-Treasurer

Tracia Rentsch

D

2024-2026

Term

J

Other | Member-At-Large

Paul Techo

J

2024-2026

Term

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