Board of Directors

The Council maintains a board of 18 South Dakotans who set policy, provide guidance and determine programming goals and missions. The board is composed of citizens with varied backgrounds who serve as volunteer board members. Four members of the Council board are appointed by the Governor of South Dakota.

2020-2021 SDHC Board of Directors

Jay Perry, Chair
Asst. Vice President for Academic Affairs
South Dakota Board of Regents
Pierre

*Bobbie Bohlen, Chair Elect
Executive Director
Grant County Development Corp.
Milbank

Whitney Rencountre, Past Chair
Program Coordinator
Rapid City

Kathy Antonen
Professor Emerita of Humanities
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Lake Norden

Tawa Ducheneaux
Archivist
Oglala Lakota College
Kyle

*Darlene Farabee
Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of English
University of South Dakota
Vermillion

Jerome Freeman
Neurologist
Brandon

Karen Hall
Author, Environmental Engineer
Rapid City

 

Troy Heinert
Legislator
Mission

*Katie Hunhoff
Publisher
SD Magazine
Yankton

Kelly Kirk
Director of University Honors Program-BHSU
Spearfish

Heidi Kruse (Secretary)
Elementary Librarian & Media Specialist
Sturgis

Frank Pommersheim
Emeritus Professor Law School
University of South Dakota
Vermillion

Tamara St. John
Tribal Archivist
Spearfish

Kristi Tornquist (Treasurer)
Chief University Librarian & Professor
South Dakota State University
Brookings

Jerry Wilson
Retired English teacher, Writer
Vermillion

 

 

*Governor Appointees

Event Calendar

17
May
17
May
20
May
6:30 pm | Hilton M. Briggs Library, SDSU Archives and Special Collections
1
Jun
9:00 am | Oglala Lakota College