The South Dakota Higher Education Association

2020 SDHEA Annual Conference February 11th-13th, 2020

The South Dakota Higher Education Association annual conference will be held February 11th-13th, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn South in Sioux Falls, SD. Ths year's conference theme is 2020: Envision the Future of Higher Education. Registration for the conference will be openning up this Fall! Stay tuned for more details.


To provide continued leadership in addressing issues and trends in higher education and professional education programs to promote student development and learning.

The following award winners were recognized at the 2019 Annual Conference:

Jordan Schuh, DSU
Marcus Boesen Memorial Award

Lamont Sellers, USD
Patrick Merrigan Award

Micah Foxley, SDSU
Robert J . Courtney Student Leadership Award

SDHEA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election results from the 2019 Annual Conference:

Carly Heard - President-Elect
Tracia Hogue - Treasurer
Melissa Ochsner - Secretary
Jim Bies - Private School Representative
Chelsea Reisch - 2-Year/Technical School Representative
Jordan Schuh - Technology Representative
Lamont Sellers - Professional Development Representative
Dr. Florencio Aranda III - New Professional Representative
 - Graduate Student Representative