Faculty and Staff Directory

Board of Education

Mr. Matthew Stephens
Board Member, Area 1

Mrs. Sheryl Kirkeby
President, Area 2

Mr. Dave Davis
Board Member, Area 3

Mr. Jim Hansen
1st Vice President, Area 4

Mr. Ed McLaughlin
Board Member, Area 5

Mr. Jeff Nelsen
2nd Vice President, Area 6

Ms. Laura Schad
Board Member, Area 7

Dr. Timothy M. Mitchell
Superintendent, Rapid City Area Schools

President

Mark Wilson
B.S., Valley City State University; M.Ed., University of North Dakota
(605) 718-2401

Administrators

Heidi Anderson, Dean of Fiscal Operations
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute; B.A., Chadron State College; M.B.A., Chadron State College
(605) 718-2403

Steve Buchholz, Dean of Accreditation and Advancement
B.A., Mansfield University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2436

Brad Henrich, Dean of Enrollment Services
B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2586

Travis Lundquist, Information Services Director
A.S., National American University; B.S., National American University; M.A., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-4038

Kelly Oehlerking, Dean of Academics
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2931

Theresa Scharn, Human Resources Manager
B.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2402

Patsy Schmidt, Associate Vice President, Corporate Education Center
B.A., Chadron State College
(605) 718-2410

Professional Staff

Chandra Calvert, Grants Coordinator
B.S., University of Mary
(605) 718-2419

Jill Elder, Admissions Director
B.S., National American University
(605) 718-2411

Melanie Garstenshlager, Special Services Coordinator
B.S., National American University
(605) 718-2421

Sheila Hansen, Library Services Director
B.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2919

Curt Lauinger, Career Services Coordinator
B.A., St. John’s University
(605) 718-2438

Jeffrey Neuberger, Nursing Program Director
B.S., Mankato State University; M.S., Regis University
(605) 718-2952

Megan Fiala Nicolaisen, Marketing Coordinator
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2418

Jennifer Seals, Associate Dean of Academics
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.Ed., South Dakota State University

(605) 718-2909

Carson Stiles, Campus Management Systems Administrator
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(605) 718-2575

Starla Russell, Manager of Financial Aid
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.B.A., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2416

Nadine Thomas, WDT Foundation Development Director
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-3061

Faculty

Todd Anderson, Computer-Aided Drafting Technician
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute ; B.S., Chadron State College
(605) 718-2986

Julia Becker, Pharmacy Technician
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute; Certified Pharmacy Technician
(605) 718-2906

Suzanne Brandt, Practical Nursing
B.S.N., Morningside College
(605) 718-2974

Ken Chmielewski, HVAC Technology
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Peru State College
(605) 718-3074

Scot Dannenbring, Electrical Trades
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2943

Verlan Erickson, General Education
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2934

Jennifer Feliz, Health Unit Coordinator/Patient Care Tech and Medical Assisting
A.A.S., Casper College
(605) 718-2917

Rachelle Greer, General Education
B.S., University of Wyoming; M.S. University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Iowa State University
(605) 718-2960

William Flockhart, Electrical Trades
Master Electrician
(605) 78-47411

Donna Hanks, Business
B.S., Southwest State University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2951

Allen Heakin, Environmental Engineering
A.S., Ohio University, B.S., Bradley University
(605) 718-2532

Douglas Heltibridle, Math/CIS
B.S., Oklahoma Wesleyan University, M.S., University of Wyoming
(605) 718-2971

Mandy Hertel, General Education
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., South Dakota State University; M.S., Capella University
(605) 718-2935

Vince Herren, Welding
Dip., Fortis College

Joshua Houy, General Education
B.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2970

Justin Jutting, Transportation Technology
A.A.S. Automotive Technology, A.A.S. Transportation Technology Heavy, Western Dakota Technical Institute ASE Auto Master Certified, ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified
(605) 718-4703

Karie Kennedy, Paralegal/Legal Assistant
B.S., Black Hills State University; J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law
(605) 718-2928

Aaron Leesch, Fire Science Lead Instructor
B.S., University of  South Dakota; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-3058

Joyce Lorenzen, Health Information Management
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2918

Sonja Love, Practical Nursing
B.S., San Jose State University

James Loverich P.E., Computer-Aided Drafting Technician
B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., Virginia Tech
(605) 718-2941

Kevin Madden, Transportation Technology
Diploma, Wyoming Technical Institute; A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute; ASE Certification
(605) 718-2922

Eric Martens, Paramedic Program Lead Instructor
B.A., University of South Dakota; NREMT-P; CCEMT-P
(605) 718-2549

Duane Martenson, Business
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2929

Kenny Moore, Transportation Technology
Certified Master Technician, Wichita Automotive and Electronics Institute; A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2921

Ann Murano, Business
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2930

Christine Ousley CMLT, Phlebotomy
A.A.S., Hibbing Community College
(605) 718-2912

Matt Pawelski, Computer Science
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-3052

Richard Pendleton, Practical Nursing
B.S.N., South Dakota State University
(605) 718-2916

Michael Prugh, Welding
B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver
(605) 718-2926

Robert Reagan, Business
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.B.A., Webster University
(605) 718-4743

Kurt Russow, General Education
B.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead; M.A., North Dakota State University
(605) 718-2922

Mary Ann Slanina, Academic Services & Disability Coordinator
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2426

John Staben, General Education
A.D., University of South Dakota; B.S., South Dakota State University; M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia; M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
(605) 718-2936

Kathryn Stark, General Education
B.A., University of Northern Colorado
(605) 718-4731

Glen Talley, Law Enforcement Technology
B.S., University of Texas at Tyler
(605) 718-2949

Bill Urban, Welding
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-4704

Brian Watland, Accounting
B.A., Trinity College; B.A., Chadron State College; M.B.A., North Dakota State University
(605) 718-2954

Barbara Williamson, Business
M.B.A., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2937

Renee Zacher, Practical Nursing
B.S.N., South Dakota State University
(605) 718-2913

Corporate Education Center

Patsy Schmidt, Associate Vice President, Western Dakota Tech
B.A., Chadron State College
(605) 718-2410

Robert Doyle, South Dakota CDL Third Party Tester
(605) 718-2410

Michelle Heins, Administrative Assistant, Corporate Education Center
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2410

Bob Holloway, South Dakota CDL Third Party Tester
(605) 718-24100

Carol McKenzie, EMT
(605) 718-2410

Walter Raby, Dental Assistant Training Program
(605) 718-2410

Roger Stevens, CDL Program Coordinator/Instructor
Certified Fork Lift, Defensive Driving, and Bus Safety Training
Air Force Institute of Technology
(605) 718-2410

Support Staff

Dustin Baertsch, Admissions Counselor
A.A.S., Western Dakota Tech; A.A.S., Western Dakota Tech
(605) 718-2541

Frank Bauman, Admissions Counselor
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2434

Lynn Birk, Instructional Support Specialist
B.A., Adams State College; M.S., Black Hills State University; M.M., National American University
(605) 718-2979

Jody Brower, Admissions Assistant
(605) 718-2413

William Christensen, Admissions Counselor
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2540

Justin Eiesland, Computer Tech
A.A.S., Mitchell Technical Institute
(605) 718-4037

Saundra Ewing, Receptionist
(605) 718-2400

Vicky Hix, Financial Aid Assistant
(605) 718-2938

Darcy Johnson, Student Account Coordinator
A.A.S, Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2423

Peggy Johnson, Administrative Assistant
(605) 718-2407

Kenneth Krenz, Custodian
(605) 718-2043

Andrew Kapelewski, Student Success Coach
B.A., Christopher Newport University
(
605) 718-2957

Tera Krull, Financial Aid Senior Assistant
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2425

Vickie Lass, Distribution Center Secretary
B.A., Concordia College
(
605) 718-2427

Daryl Lemme, Parts Store Manager
(605) 718-2953

Sharon Martin, Financial Aid Senior Assistant
(605) 718-2422

Ronnie Mizner, Accounting
B.S., Haskell Indian Nations University
(605) 718-2408

Lenora McCollum, Registrar Assistant
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2415

April Nelson, Student Accounts
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute

Courtney Pinkard, Library Support Specialist
B.A., University of South Alabama; M.S., University of Alabama
(605) 718-2904

Kristie Taylor, Practical Nursing Program Secretary
(605) 718-2914

Deborah Toms, Student Success Coach
B.S., Northern State University; M.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2958

Rick Waldo, Bookstore Manager
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2432

Cindy Weber, Admissions Counselor
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2963

Matthew Wiebe, Instructional Support Specialist
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., Kansas State University
(605) 718-2946