Staff Members
Beth Day
Accounts Payable Accountant
(605) 995-2608

“Accounts Payable Accountant pretty much sums up my job, most of my time is spent paying the university’s bills.”

She grew up and attended school in Forestburg, then attended and graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University. Her hobbies include reading and hanging out with her husband, Mike, and children Andrea, Philip and Alison.

Theresa Kriese
Vice President for Business and Institutional Advancement
(605) 995-2621

“The business office is responsible for the management and accounting of Dakota Wesleyan University’s financial resources. We are here to support the students, faculty, staff and administration in the achievement of the university’s mission and goals.”

Theresa has a Bachelor of Science from Northern State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Sioux Falls. She has served in higher education administration since the mid-90s.

Carol Lazenby
(605) 995-2153

Carol Lazenby is the business operations accountant for Dakota Wesleyan University. People refer to her as “the OTHER Carol”.

Carol has a Bachelor of Business degree in accounting from the University of Iowa. She has recently moved to Mitchell from Spirit Lake, Iowa (Okoboji) with husband Dave and daughters Katy and Sarah.

Carol Weiss
Accounts Receivable Accountant, VA Representative

“I feel that I have the best job on campus – I get to meet each and every student and their parents to assist them in reaching their educational goal. My job is to help students and/or their parents figure out how to pay for their schooling while they are here at DWU. Some students will be able to pay at the beginning of each semester or some may need a payment plan – we will all work for the same goal – to pay each semester before the next semester begins. “

She is originally from Parkston and considers the "DWU family" the best family around. You will usually find Carol taking tickets and cheering on the DWU Tigers at sporting events
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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