President’s Office and Cabinet

Meet The Cabinet

President’s Welcome


Welcome To DWU! 



Dakota Wesleyan University is a special place because of the faculty, staff, and students. We do things differently here. It’s a place where we provide students with a transformative educational experience that not only prepares them for a successful career, but for a meaningful and full life. We help students realize their potential by living out our values of learning, leadership, faith and service. We do this work in all sorts of creative ways, from giving students the chance to explore new ideas and ways of learning in the classroom, to inviting students to lead and serve through a variety of co-curriculars. 

As I look at the world around me, I see a place that needs more of what Dakota Wesleyan University has to offer — a place that values people, builds community, and does so in ways that invite all members of our campus to contribute. There’s just something special and different about Dakota Wesleyan! 

Dr. Dan Kittle 

Contact the President’s Office

A small campus makes it easy for students to stay in touch with the president, and the same goes for parents and community members. 

You can reach the president’s office at: 

Dakota Wesleyan University 
201 Smith Hall 
Mitchell, SD 57301  
Emily George
Executive Administrative Assistant

Dan Kittle
Twitter: @PresidentKittle 


President’s Cabinet


Kitty Allen, M.S.A.

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Derek Driedger, Ph.D.

Provost and Academic Affairs

Emily George

Executive Administrative Assistant
President, Provost and Academic Affairs

Dan Kittle, Ph.D.


Jodi Landgaard, MBA

Vice President of Finance & Administration
Business Office

Fredel Thomas, MBA

Vice President of Admissions and Marketing
Admissions, Marketing and Communications

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