Undergraduate Admissions Counselors

Connect with your USD admissions counselor by email or phone today. You may even see your counselor at your high school, college fairs and on campus for our visit events.

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Mark Petty
Dean of Enrollment

605-658-6220 | Mark.Petty@usd.edu

Nick Cerny
Associate Director of Admissions

Clay and Yankton counties in South Dakota; adult learners

605-658-6224 | Nick.Cerny@usd.edu | Nick on Facebook

Brett Mockler
Assistant Director of Admissions

Transfers and readmitted students

605-658-6229 | Brett.Mockler@usd.edu | Brett on Facebook

Erin Chapman
Regional Director of Admissions, Sioux City

Northern, Northwestern and West Central Iowa

605-658-6234 | Erin.Chapman@usd.edu | Erin on Facebook

Connor Peterson
Admissions Counselor

North Central South Dakota; North Dakota, Colorado 

605-658-6208 | Connor.Peterson@usd.edu


Ryan Larson
Regional Director, Omaha

Omaha/Lincoln areas of Nebraska; Southwestern Iowa; Kansas & Missouri

605-658-6235 | Ryan.Larson@usd.edu | Ryan on Facebook


Rush Milne
Admissions Counselor

Greater Nebraska, South-Central South Dakota, Eastern United States

605-658-6225 | Rush.Milne@usd.edu

Claire Rizzio, Admissions

Claire Rizzio
Admissions Counselor

Sioux Falls Washington High School, South Dakota Lake/Moody/Brookings counties

605-658-6222 | Claire.Rizzio@usd.edu


Kody Thompson

Regional Director, Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Lincoln and Roosevelt High Schools, outer Minnehaha county

605-658-6237 | Kody.Thompson@usd.edu | Kody on Facebook

Wendy Thorson

Wendy Thorson
Admissions Counselor

Online Undergraduate

605-658-6125 | Wendy.J.Thorson@usd.edu


Danielle Vanderlei
Admissions Counselor

Southwestern Minn., Illinois, Wisconsin and Central/Eastern Iowa

605-658-6226 | Danielle.Vanderlei@usd.edu | Danielle on Facebook

On-Campus Visits

Franny Myers

Franny Myers

Individual Visit Coordinator

605-658-6223 |Franny.Myers@usd.edu




Ashlin Schoenfelder

Group Visit Coordinator

605-658-6202 | Ashlin.Schoenfelder@usd.edu

Undergraduate Admissions

Belbas Center on the University of South Dakota campus
Undergraduate Admissions
Dean Belbas Center
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Phone: 605-658-6200 or 1-877-COYOTES
 Fax: 605-677-6323



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