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1200 University Unit 9506

Spearfish SD, 57799

Christina.Couch@bhsu.edu

© 2019 by Black Hills State University Foundation.

 
 
Meet Our Team

Christy will likely be the first person to welcome you when you enter the Joy Center, the home of the BHSU Foundation, the BHSU Alumni Association and the Yellow Jacket Foundation.  She is the program assistant and office manager.

For general information call Christy at (605) 642-6385 or Christina.Couch@bhsu.edu  

Administrative Assistant

Christy Couch

Steve, a member of the Black Hills State University administration, is responsible for all aspects of university advancement.  Advancement includes the Alumni Association, corporate relations and fundraising through the BHSU Foundation and the Yellow Jacket Foundation.  Steve welcomes every opportunity to share the vision of Black Hills State University while working with donors, alumni and friends to achieve their goals for helping to build excellence at BHSU. 

Call him at (605) 642-6228 or Steve.Meeker@bhsu.edu

Vice President for University Advancement

STEVE MEEKER

Shauna is ready to help alumni and friends learn more about possibilities for giving to BHSU.  She is knowledgeable about many ways for donors to accomplish their philanthropic goals.  Shauna meets with donors one-on-one both during her travels and through meetings on campus. 

Call her at (605) 642-6203 or Shauna.Junek@bhsu.edu

Director of Development

SHAUNA JUNEK

Tom leads the BHSU Alumni Association.  He welcomes alumni back to the campus for reunions and other events.  On the road he hosts alumni gatherings. He is always delighted to see alums that drop by his office to share fond memories or find out what is new at BHSU.

Call Tom at (605) 642-6446 or Tom.Wheaton@bhsu.edu

Director, Alumni Affairs 

Tom Wheaton

Hans builds strategic relationships between BHSU and corporations that place a high value on education. He seeks to mesh the goals and interests of corporations with those of BHSU.  Hans facilitates corporate gifts and the placement of students as interns as well as connecting graduates with prospective employers. 

Phone Hans at (605)-642-6413 or Hans.Nelson@bhsu.edu

Director of Corporate Relations

Hans Nelson

Thayer is ready to help alumni, friends and businesses learn more about possibilities for giving to the BHSU Athletic Department. He offers several ways for donors to accomplish their gift giving—both during his travels and through meetings on campus. 

Call Thayer at (605) 642-6460 or Thayer.Trenhaile@bhsu.edu

Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations

Thayer Trenhaile

Kanda oversees the scholarship award process, making sure that donor’s wishes are honored.  She works closely with the Deans of the three Colleges.  Also, she is the Director for Joy Center rentals.

Call Kanda at (605) 643-6335 or Kanda.Guthmiller@bhsu.edu

Scholarship Coordinator

KANDA Guthmiller

Leah oversees all accounting activities for the BHSU Foundation and the Yellow Jacket Foundation.  Her work is a vital part of the Foundation’s stewardship of donor gifts.

Call Leah at (605) 642-6220 or Leah.M.Shockey@bhsu.edu

Accountant

Leah Shockey

Chad oversees technology needs for the Foundations and the Alumni Association.  His work includes creating videos and providing still shots that reflect their activities.

Call Chad at (605) 624-6146 or Chad.Lundberg@bhsu.edu

Director of information

Chad Lundberg

 

The BHSU Foundation Board of Directors

 

The BHSU Foundation, a non-profit South Dakota corporation, is governed by a Board of Directors.   The by-laws state that “The Board of Directors shall have entire management and control of the business of the corporation… “  The full Board, which can have up to 25 members, meets twice a year on the BHSU campus. Various committees carry out duties throughout the year.  The Directors are nominated and elected volunteers, who serve four-year terms.  Board members work hand-in-hand with the BHSU President and other campus leaders to bring private support to the mission and goals of Black Hills State University.  A list of current board members and their areas of expertise follows

Harvey Krautschun

President of the Board

Expertise: financial planner

 

Daryl Johnson

Vice President of the Board

Expertise: entrepreneur, politics

 

Damian Ederhoff

Secretary of the Board

Expertise: CPA partner

Sandra Addy

Expertise: fund-raising

 

Marla Barnard

Expertise: human resource executive

 

Beth Benning

Expertise: city finance officer

 

Tamara Burke

Expertise: financial advisor

 

Bruce Byrum

Expertise: bank president

 

Priscilla J. Dressen

Expertise: veterinarian

 

Judy Dryden

Expertise: special services director

 

Vincent P. Gravelle

Expertise: corporate CEO

 

Gary Johnson

Expertise: contractor/company president

 

John D. Johnson

Expertise: corporate CEO

 

Kathryn O. Johnson

Expertise: environmental consultant,

former SD Board of Regents 

 

Craig Katt

Expertise: media

 

Les Lindskov

Expertise: hospitality, ranching

 

Jim Moravec

Expertise: advertising

 

Wayne Mundt

Expertise:  energy business

 

Ron Meeker

Expertise: insurance, financial advisor

 

Julie Pechota

Expertise: Entrepreneurial ventures and sales

 

Roger Risty

Expertise: employee benefits

 

Charles V. Sederstrom, Jr.

Expertise: attorney

 
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