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Black Hills State University Presidential Search Underway

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PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents' search for the new President of Black Hills State University (BHSU) is currently underway. This summer, representatives within the community and the BOR system were appointed to aid in hiring the next university leader for the Spearfish campus. 

"It is essential to have a wide range of opinions and viewpoints on the search committee as we look for the next Black Hills State University President," said Regent Jeff Partridge. "This person will lead BHSU forward and needs to understand what makes the university and community unique." 

Campus and community appointments:
Board of Regents' Members: Search Chair Regent Jeff Partridge, Regent Judy Dittman
BHSU Faculty: Dr. Jarrett Moore, Dr. Abigail Domagall ​​
BHSU Administration: Dr. Jon Kilpinen
BHSU Non-Faculty Exempt Employee: Kristin Carmichael
BHSU Civil Service Employee: Ryan Delzer
BHSU Students: Isabella Rowe, Bailey Froelich
BHSU Alumni: Bill Collins
BHSU Foundation: Jim Moravec
Spearfish Community Members: Fred Romkema, Kory Menken, John Senden
System President: Dr. Barry Dunn
The BHSU presidential search information, including position requirements and leadership profile, can be found at Nominations for the position are welcome; please submit the required documents to 

The leadership search commenced following BHSU's current president, Laurie Nichols, announced her retirement this summer. 


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