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Academic Affairs
Slagle Hall Room 102
414 E. Clark St. 
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all academic programs and other matters pertaining to the academic mission of the university, other than those reporting to the vice president for the Division of Health Affairs.

Kurt Hackemer, Ph.D., provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and his staff are committed to providing administrative support to the university, its administration and its faculty, including:

Academic Affairs provides oversight and support for the following programs and areas of the university:

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Department of Academic Affairs. Our staff is committed to helping chart the course for academics at USD. 
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Kurt Hackemer

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost


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Julie Barnett

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Lisa Bonneau

Assistant Provost
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Beth Freeburg

Associate Provost
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Lindsay Hayes

Coord-Stdnt & Inst Assessment
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Lisa Ketcham

Assistant to the Provost
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Tammy Leitru

Curriculum Coordinator
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Daniel Palmer

Assoc VP, Institutional Research
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Tiffanie Wakeley

Management Analyst

Faculty Resources

The university provides significant resources that faculty may draw on as they teach, develop research programs and advise students. The following resources support faculty at all career stages to enable them to excel in their endeavors.

Faculty Awards

USD is committed to celebrating the achievements of our faculty. These faculty awards are university-wide achievements honoring excellence in their respective areas of education. Other faculty awards are made within individual schools and colleges.
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Everything academic at your fingertips

The online academic catalogs are comprehensive resources that include course listings and descriptions as well as information about admissions, tuition, financial aid, faculty, libraries and much more. From academic policies to programs of study, it’s all there. 


Online Catalog
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Finish in Four

To help our students plan for completing and paying for a degree in four years, we provide plan of study guides as well as a total estimated cost for the total four-year, 120 credit hour program. 


Four-Year Program Guides