Dean of Students

We want you to flourish at the School of Mines. And we know, sometimes, life gets complicated: unexpected illnesses, family situations, financial strains, and academic stresses.

We’re here to help, with a wealth of resources, services, and programming, or simply an open door. From our Residence Life staff to our Veteran’s Resource Center, we’re committed to creating a healthy, engaging environment for all of our students, inside the classroom and out. 

A Message from:

Dean Pat Mahon,
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

Mahon, Patricia 200x250The members of the Student Development Division and I welcome you to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. We are dedicated to serving students and helping individuals grow and develop while they pursue their educational and career goals.
I came to the School of Mines in the fall of 2000 as the Vice President for Student Development and the Dean of Students. Prior to that I worked in the divisions of student affairs at Eastern Montana College
(now Montana State University Billings) and Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Being a native of Wyoming, it is great to be in this part of the country.
I enjoy meeting students and hearing firsthand your questions, concerns and accomplishments. And definitely make sure I know how to pronounce your name because it is my privilege to introduce you as you receive your SDSM&T undergraduate diploma!
Here's looking forward to seeing you around campus, whether it is at events, in the Hardrock Dining Hall, on the Quad, or in my office located in the Surbeck Center.
Sincerely, Dean Mahon

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For more information, contact:

Dr. Patricia Mahon
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

Surbeck Center
Rapid City, SD 57701
Work Phone (605) 394-2416
FAX 605-394-2914