University Leadership

Executive Council

The following individuals comprise the Executive Council and provide leadership to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

James Rankin, PhD - President  

Demitris Kouris, PhD - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Heather K. Forney - Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration  

Patricia G. Mahon, PhD - Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Jan A. Puszynski, PhD - Vice President for Research

Ann Brentlinger - Director, University Relations

Joel Lueken - Director, Athletics

Kelli R. Shuman - Vice President, Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator

Jerilyn C. Roberts - Director, Facilities and Risk Management  

Joel Kincart - President, SD Mines Foundation

University Advisory Board

The following individuals comprise the University Advisory Board of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

William Betten - Director of Business Solutions, Medical Group - Betten System Solutions

Laurie Chamberlin - Retired, Former Strategic Sourcing Global Chemical Manager - Cargill, Inc.

Connie Determan - Vice President - Kiewit

Dana Dykhouse - President and CEO - First PREMIER Bank

Barry Granger - Managing Director - B3 Technology Investments

Jim Green - Retired - Caterpillar, Inc.

Jamie Hale - President - Darceo Inc. Professional Technical Services

Jeane Hull - Executive Vice President, Technical Services - Peabody Energy

Tony Jensen - President and CEO - Royal Gold INC

Todd Kenner - President - RESPEC Consulting and Services

Al Kurtenbach, PhD - Chairman of the Board - Daktronics, Inc

Kip Larson - Director of Product Technology - Littelfuse

Merle Symes - President - Graematter Inc.

Auduth Timblo - Chairman - Fomento Industries

Rich Wells - Vice President and Site Director of Michigan Operations, Vice President of Operations for Canada and USA North, President and CEO - Union Carbide Division of Dow Chemical Co.

Jacqueline Sargent - General Manager - Austin Energy

Diana Peninger - Founder and CEO - Geneval Lake Partners

Linn Evans - President and CEO - Black Hills Corp

Scyller Borglum, PhD - South Dakota State Representative

Dave Bushong - Sr. Vice President of Research - POET