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NSU  President Neal H. Schnoor, wearing a dark suit and maroon tie, stands on the campus green with the Tech Center in the background.

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Welcome to Northern State University.

 

Visitors to Northern are immediately struck by the vibrancy of our campus and modern facilities that create an ideal place to learn, live, work and achieve.

 

In fact, donors have invested more than $100 million the last eight years in the Jewett Regional Science Education Center; Johnson Fine Arts Center renovation; three modern suite-style residence halls; and our unparalleled Dacotah Bank Stadium and Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field, part of the Regional Sports Complex.

 

Northern is recognized for high-quality student-centered education. In addition to rigorous field-specific academic programs, all students complete a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that prepares students with 21st century critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that are equally valued in advanced professional and graduate studies as well as the workforce. Both are taught by faculty scholars who personalize teaching and mentoring and supported by a welcoming staff. Experiential learning is embedded throughout the curriculum including opportunities to complete undergraduate research, internships and service learning.

 


As Northern State University President, I'm extremely proud of our campus and community, and we welcome you to join our Wolf pack.


 

Northern also offers a comprehensive and highly successful athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC), with a supportive fan base and game-day experience that is second to none. You will also enjoy a full college experience in an environment committed to your success in fine and performing arts, student organizations and intramurals, and by participating in a vibrant schedule of events on campus, study abroad opportunities and engaging in the wonderful community.

 

Northern is located on a safe, beautiful campus in the welcoming community of Aberdeen, South Dakota. We’re very fortunate to have an excellent relationship with businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the community and the entire region.

 

As Northern State University President, I’m extremely proud of our campus and community, and we welcome you to join our Wolf pack. Please visit us and see for yourself what makes Northern such an outstanding place to unleash your potential. Or explore our website, take a virtual tour or call our admissions office to learn more about life at NSU!

 

Dr. Neal Schnoor

 

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Executive Administrative Assistant Stacy Bauer

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executive leadership team

Mike Wanous

Mike Wanous

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

mike.wanous@northern.edu

605-626-2524

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Sean Blackburn

Sean Blackburn

Dean of Students

sean.blackburn@northern.edu

605-626-3007

Bio

Debbi Bumpous

Debbi Bumpous

Vice President for Technology/Chief Information Officer

debbi.bumpous@northern.edu

605-626-2283

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Zach Flakus

Zach Flakus

NSU Foundation President and CEO

zach.flakus@northern.edu

605-626-3005

Bio

Justin Fraase

Justin Fraase

Vice President of Enrollment, Communications and Marketing

justin.fraase@northern.edu

605-626-7747

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Terri Holmes

Terri Holmes

Interim Director of Athletics

terri.holmes@northern.edu

605-626-2578

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Veronica Paulson

Veronica Paulson

Vice President for Finance and Administration

veronica.paulson@northern.edu

605-277-2537

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