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 Janelle Toman at the Board of Regents' office at (605) 773-3455:

Brian L. Maher, Executive Director & CEO

  • Primary spokesperson for the Board of Regents
  • Board policies
  • Executive searches 

Janelle Toman, Director of Communications

  • Media relations
  • Publications
  • Legislative issues 

Jay Perry, System Chief Academic Officer

  • Academics and course delivery
  • Assessment
  • South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship
  • High School Transition Report 

Nathan Lukkes, General Counsel

  • State and federal law compliance
  • Collective bargaining
  • 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 

Shelly Anderson, Director of Internal Audit

  • Procedural, compliance, financial, and performance audits 

Wendy Caveny, Director of Institutional Research

  • Data requests
  • Dashboard projects
  • System research studies