​Expertise Directory

Find staff experts at the Board of Regents to comment on current issues in public higher education. To arrange a time to visit with any of these experts, contact Tracy Mercer at the Board of Regents' office at (605) 773-3455:

Brian L. Maher, Executive Director & CEO

​Janice Minder, System Vice President for Academic Policy and Planning

  • Student success initiatives
  • Academics and course delivery
  • Assessment
  • South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

Nathan Lukkes, Chief of Staff and General Counsel

  • State and federal law compliance
  • Litigation 

Heather Forney, System Vice President of Finance and Administration

  • Budget and finance
  • Information technology services 

Kayla Bastian, Director of Human Resources

  • Personnel policies and procedures
  • System recruitment 

​​Wendy Caveny, Director of Institutional Research

  • Data requests
  • Dashboard projects
  • System research studies