Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

University Information


 

Dr.  Lance Roberts, Interim President of South Dakota Mines

 

Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategic Priorities

Our VISION is to develop world-class leaders in science and engineering to benefit society.

Our MISSION is to educate scientists and engineers to address global challenges, innovate to reach our creative potential, and engage in partnerships to transform society.

We VALUE integrity, ingenuity, inclusion, and impact.

For the latest updates on Mines’ Strategic Priorities, please see: https://www.sdsmt.edu/About/Strategic-Plan/

2024-2025 Academic Year

South Dakota Mines is one of six universities operating under the authority assigned by the Constitution of the State of South Dakota to the nine-member Board of Regents. The statutory objective of the university is established by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota with programs and organization approved by the Board of Regents. The president is delegated to administer the operation of the university. The traditional collegial process of shared governance for the formation of policies and oversight includes representative organizations to provide recommendations to the president for implementation as appropriate.

South Dakota Board of Regents

Mr. Tim Rave, President
Mr. Jeff Partridge, Vice President
Mr. Douglas Morrison, Secretary
Mr. Brock Brown
Dr. Judy Dittman
Mr. Randy Frederick
Mr. James Lochner
Mr. Randy Rasmussen
Ms. Pam Roberts

Executive Director

Mr. Nate Lukkes

South Dakota Public Higher Education Institutions

Black Hills State University, Spearfish
Dakota State University, Madison
Northern State University, Aberdeen
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City
South Dakota State University, Brookings
Black Hills State University-Rapid City, Rapid City
University of South Dakota, Vermillion

South Dakota Mines Councils

Executive Council

The Executive Council is the principal administrative unit at the university. The council members are the President, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Director of Marketing and Communications, Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students, Vice President for Research, Director of Athletics, Associate Director of Human Resources, Associate Vice President of Facilities, Risk, and Services, Chief of Staff, and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement.

ROBERTS, LANCE (2015) Interim President. BS, MS, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

ANDERSON, Laurie (2011) Vice President, Research. BA, University of Minnesota-Morris; MS, Bowling Green State University; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

DLUGOS, JOSEPH (2021) Associate Vice President, Student Development & Dean of Students. BA, Southern Connecticut State University; MS, Minnesota State University-Moorhead; PhD, North Carolina State University.

HART, MELISSA (2023) Director, Human Resources. BA, Black Hills State University.

HERMAN, JADE (2011) Chief of Staff, Office of the President; Interim Director, Marketing and Communications. BS, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; MS, University of South Dakota; EdD, Creighton University.

KOSIBA, CASSIE (2019) Interim Director, Athletics. BA, Carleton College; MS, Minnesota State University Moorehead.

ROBERTS, JERILYN (2006) Associate Vice President, Facilities, Risk, and Services. BS, MS, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

SPINDLE, WILLIAM (2020) Vice President, Finance and Administration. BS, United States Air Force Academy; MBA, Boston University; EdD, University of La Verne.

STONE, JIM (2003) Interim Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs. BS, MS, Virgina Polytechnic Institute; PhD, Pennsylvania State University.

VAILLANCOURT, MARC (2024) Chief Executive Officer, Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement. BA, University of Ottawa.

University Cabinet

The University Cabinet advises the President concerning the development of policy, the governance of the university, strategic planning, and the fiscal operation of the university. The University Cabinet consists of the President, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Director of Marketing and Communications, Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students, Vice President for Research, Director of Athletics, Chief of Staff, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement, Chair of the Faculty Senate, Alumni Director of the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement, Dean of Graduate Education, Chair of the Non-Faculty Exempt Employees Council, Chair of the Civil Service Advisory Council, President of the Student Association, Director of Information Technology Services, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, and the Associate Vice President of Facilities, Risk, and Services. The administrative assistant in the Office of the President shall serve as secretary for University Cabinet.

Current members of University Cabinet are as follows:

ROBERTS, LANCE (2015) Interim President. BS, MS, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

ANDERSON, Laurie (2011) Vice President, Research. BA, University of Minnesota-Morris; MS, Bowling Green State University; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

ARCHER, HAGAN. President, Student Association.

BRIGGS, DARCY (2021) Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. BS, Northern State University; MS, University of Nevada; MS, Regis University; PhD, University of the Cumberlands.

COLLINGE, CEDRIC (2021) NFE Council Chair; Director, Office for Inclusion. AA, Eastern Wyoming College; BS, Northwestern Oklahoma State University; MEd, Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

DLUGOS, JOSEPH (2021) Associate Vice President for Student Development & Dean of Students. BA, Southern Connecticut State University; MS, Minnesota State University-Moorhead; PhD, North Carolina State University.

HERMAN JADE (2011) Chief of Staff, Office of the President; Interim Director, Marketing and Communications. BS, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; MS, University of South Dakota; EdD, Creighton University. 

GRINAGER, SHELLI (2019) Alumni Director, Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement. BS, South Dakota State University.

KATZENSTEIN, KURT (2008) Chair, Faculty Senate. BS, MS, Ph, D University of Nevada Reno. 

KOSIBA, CASSIE (2019) Interim Director, Athletics. BA, Carleton College; MS, Minnesota State University Moorehead.

LAMBETH, Beth (2024) Associate Vice President for Research-Innovation and Entrepreneurship. MBA, University of South Dakota.

METTLER, ANGELA (2018) Administrative Assistant, Office of the President. BA, South Dakota State University.

PRICE, MARIBETH (1995) Dean, Graduate Education. BA, Dartmouth College; MA, PhD, Princeton University.

ROBERTS, JERILYN (2006) Associate Vice President, Facilities, Risk, and Services. BS, MS, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

ROMAN, CHRIS (2021) Student Success Advisor, NFE Council Chair. BS, Black Hills State University; MEd, South Dakota State University.

SCHUMACHER, BRYAN (1991) Director, Information Technology Services. BS, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

SPINDLE, WILLIAM (2020) Vice President, Finance and Administration. BS, United States Air Force Academy; MBA, Boston University; EdD, University of La Verne.

STONE, JIM (2003) Interim Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs. BS, MS, Virgina Polytechnic Institute; PhD, Pennsylvania State University.

TUPPER, SHELLY (2020) CSA Council Chair; Assistant to the Dean/Office Coordinator, Student Development. BS, South Dakota State University.

VAILLANCOURT, MARC (2024) Chief Executive Officer, Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement. BA, University of Ottawa.

WEISS, DAWN (2020) Manager, Human Resources. BBA, University of South Dakota.

Civil Service Advisory Council

The civil service employees elect the Civil Service Advisory Council members. This council shall consist of five members, with the offices of chair, vice chair, secretary, and two general board members. The current chair is Shelly Tupper.

Non-Faculty Exempt Employees Council

The Non-Faculty Exempt Employees Advisory Council is elected by the administrative employees who are exempt from the Civil Service Act of the state of South Dakota. The current chair is Cedric Collinge.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate consists of nine voting members, two non-voting (ex-officio) members and is chaired by the chair of the Faculty Senate. The ex-officio members are the Vice President for Research and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. All faculty members may vote in the election of representatives from their discipline, and each is eligible for election as a discipline representative. The current chair is Kurt Katzenstein.

Student Association

The Senate of the Student Association is the elected representative council for the formation of recommendations on behalf of enrolled students, including the fees charged to students and the operation of student activities funded through student fees. The current president is Hagan Archer.

Academic Organization

Academic departments at South Dakota Mines are organized as follows:

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Geology and Geological Engineering
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering and Management
Nanoscience and Biomedical Engineering
Physics

Accreditation

Institutional accreditation, programmatic accreditation, and program professional society approval information is available on the Accreditation page of the South Dakota Mines website.

Equal Opportunity Policy

South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, political preference, or disability in employment or the provision of service.

South Dakota Mines is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, military/Veteran’s status, or disability. In adhering to this policy, South Dakota Mines abides by all federal and state statutes and regulations for the protection of employees against discrimination. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Office of Human Resources, South Dakota Mines, 501 East Saint Joseph St., Rapid City, SD 57701, (605) 394-1203.