History: the 2010s


— Bloomberg News reports that SD Mines students outearn Harvard graduates when they enter the job market.  Story goes viral.
2013 Mines Students Outearn Harvard  

(September 18, 2012) President Robert Wharton passes away after a long battle with cancer.  Memorial ceremony held that week at the campus arch.
2008 Wharton President  


(April) Heather Ann Wilson, DPhil, selected to be the eighteenth president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
2013 President Heather Wilson

— South Dakota School of Mines & Technology accepted for membership into the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), Division II.
2013 NCAA

— Dr. James Feiszli, Director of Music at SD Mines, named the 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year for the state of South Dakota by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
2013 Feiszli Prof of the Year


(February) South Dakota School of Mines & Technology accepted as a full member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
2014 RMAC Membership  

(May ) Construction begins for new student Wellness and Recreation Center.
2014 Wellness Center

(May) Joel Lueken named new Athletics Director.  Lueken was formerly Associate Athletic Director for William Jewell College in Missouri.
  2014 Lueken Named AD 

(August) Jan Puszynski, PhD, appointed Vice President for Research.  Puszynski joined SD Mines in 1991 as a faculty member.
2014 Puszynski VP Research 
(November) New loop road offers additional access and parking at the SD School of Mines.
2014 Loop Road