Jody Strand

Jody Strand

Jody Strand

Associate Registrar

Department: Registrar
Location: Smith Hall | Room 209

Year Started: 1980

5 Strengths: Input | Achiever | Communication | Discipline | Focus

Education History: Mitchell Technical College- diploma, DWU- Associate of Arts 

Professional History: KDLT-TV station, DWU: began in public relations (4 yrs), moved to admissions (18 yrs), then executive assistant to Dean (7 yrs), and currently associate registrar (13 yrs & counting), Assistant director of South Central South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair (20 yrs in conjunction with other positions)

Areas of Expertise: Degree audits, registration issues/policies/procedures, all academic areas for undergraduate and non-degree seeking students, ensuring the office runs smoothly day to day, mentoring, managing our computer system and TigerNet. 

Hobbies: Snowmobiling, Camping, Reading

Family: Married, two sons-both married, six grandchildren

What do you love most about DWU?: Getting to know students as they arrive at DWU and to see how they grow academically, personally, and spiritually as they move towards graduation. I take pride in assisting them to successfully achieve their academic goal(s). Making them successful ensures they can go out into the world and make it a better place.