Associate Director of Business Operations
A Pennsylvania native, Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from Mansfield University before a nearly 10-year career as a newspaper reporter in Elmira, NY, and Rapid City, SD. He transitioned from journalism to a career in higher education, serving the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, a science and engineering university, and Western Dakota Technical Institute, a technical college, both in Rapid City, SD.
His higher education experience includes work in business operations, marketing, public relations, accreditation, program development, fund-raising, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, and more. He has earned a master’s degree in Administrative Studies/Human Resources from the University of South Dakota and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration.
Steve enjoys hunting, fishing, other outdoor activities, and spending as much time as possible with his wife Cindy, and their 10-year-old son Derek.