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Kay Schallenkamp Appointed to Board of Technical Education

Kay SchallenkampSouth Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has appointed Kay Schallenkamp to the Board of Technical Education effective November 1. A former AACTE Board Chair, Schallenkamp will replace Scott Knuppe. She was appointed along with local township board member Brad Greenway.

“The new members of the Board of Technical Education will ensure that South Dakota’s technical colleges remain the very best in America,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “Kay and Brad’s expertise will help put our kids and grandkids on a path to lifelong success.”

Schallenkamp served 41 years in higher education prior to her retirement in 2014. She served as president of Black Hills State University (SD) from 2006-2014 and president of Emporia State University (KS) from 1997-2006. Prior to that, she served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and provost at Chadron State College (NE).  She started her higher education career at Northern State University (SD) as a faculty member of communication disorders and later served as department chair and dean.

Schallenkamp is currently on the Board of Directors for the Crazy Horse Memorial, Board of Trustees for Baker University (KS), and the Cultural and Diversity Committee for the Sanford Underground Lab. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the SD Board of Educational Standards, and the SD Board of Junior Achievement.

In addition to being an AACTE Board member and Chair, Schallenkamp served as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the North Central Association (now the Higher Learning Commission) and the Renaissance Group.  In addition, she served as chair of the Presidents Council for NCAA Division II, and the National Teachers Hall of Fame, as well as on the steering committee for the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Schallenkamp served as a Consultant Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission for 25 years.


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