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.
2018-19 SDHC Board of Directors
Vonnie Shields, Chair
Whitney Rencountre, Chair-Elect
*Eric Abrahamson, Secretary
Vantage Point Historical Services Inc.
English Professor, SDSM&T
Grant County Development Corp.
Associate Professor/Chair of English at USD Vermillion
Environmental Engineer and Writer
*Katie Hunhoff, Executive Committee, At Large
Publisher, SD Magazine
Julie Johnson, Treasurer
Instructor, Director of Honors Program at BHSU Spearfish
Elementary Librarian & Media Specialist
Project Lead & Design Consultant
Judith Meierhenry, Past Chair
Retired Supreme Court Justice
Jay Perry, Executive Committee, At Large
Asst Vice President for Academic Affairs, SD Board of Regents
Tamara St. John
Chief University Librarian/Professor at SDSU Brookings