President Emerita

Emporia State University (Kansas)

Black Hills State University (South Dakota)

kschallenkamp@gmail.com • (605) 645-1124

 

Dr. Kay Schallenkamp served as President of Emporia State University (Kansas) from 1997 to 2006 and Black Hills State University (South Dakota) from 2006-2014.  Prior to serving as President, she was Provost and Vice Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and at Chadron State College (Nebraska).  She began her academic career at Northern State University (South Dakota) as a faculty member of Speech Pathology.  While there, she assumed various administrative positions including Department Chair and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

Specialties

Fund raising, marketing and public relations, accreditation, president/provost assessment, team building, and athletics.

Service Highlights

  • Chair of the Presidents Council for the NCAA Division II
  • Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Chair of the Board of Directors for The National Teachers Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Boards for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • The Renaissance Group, the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission
  • Legislative Councilor for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Steering committee for the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
  • The Advisory Board for the First Interstate Bank (Spearfish)
  • Led accreditation teams to Japan and England and served as a member of a consulting team to the Minister of Education of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Serves on the Board for the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation, the South Dakota Board of Education, and the South Dakota Board for Junior Achievement.

Education

  • BS from Northern State University (South Dakota)
  • MA from the University of South Dakota
  • PhD from the University of Colorado.