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.

2019-2020 SDHC Board of Directors

Whitney Rencountre, Chair
Program Coordinator
Rapid City

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

Vonnie Shields, Past Chair
Community Volunteer
Sioux Falls

*Eric Abrahamson
Principal Historian
Vantage Point Historical Services Inc.
Rapid City

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

*Bobbie Bohlen
Executive Director
Grant County Development Corp.
Milbank

Cathy Clark
Retired Banker
Sioux Falls

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

*Katie Hunhoff
Publisher
South Dakota Magazine
Yankton

Kelly Kirk
Director of University Honors Program
Black Hills State University
Spearfish

Heidi Kruse, Secretary
Elementary Librarian & Media Specialist
Sturgis

Frank Pommersheim
Emeritus Professor
University of South Dakota
Vermillion

Tamara St. John
Tribal Archivist
Sisseton

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

Jerry Wilson
Retired, Writer
Vermillion

 

 

*Governor Appointees

Event Calendar

7
Dec
11:30 am | Yankton Hillcrest Golf and Country Club
7
Jan
7:30 pm | Spearfish Senior Center
30
Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
30
Jan
11:00 am | Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Colton Recital Hall