Staff Biographies

Meet the staff of advisers and resources specializing in helping you onto your unique path of success.

Name: Dr. Mike Isaacson               
Job Title: 
Dean of Students                       
Office: 
Woodburn 121
Email: Mike.Isaacson@bhsu.edu
Contact Number: 605-642-6590 







Name: Eileen Thomas                    
Job Title: 
Senior Secretary for the Dean of Students               
Email: Eileen.Thomas@bhsu.edu
Contact Number: 
605-642-6951
Degrees Earned:  Attended college at Central College
Something you don’t know about me: I have climbed Devil’s Tower three times and completed three marathons.

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Name: Melissa Haught               
Job Title: 
Student Success Center, Career Development Advisor 
Office: 
Woodburn 132
Email: Melissa.Haught@bhsu.edu
Contact Number: 605-642-6277
Degrees Earned:  
M.A. in Community Counseling – Chadron State College, B.S. Psychology- Chadron State College
Something you don’t know about me:  I played volleyball when I was in college.

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Name: Bonnie Alberts
Job Title: 
Retention Specialist       
Office: 
Woodburn 133
Email: Bonnie.Alberts@bhsu.edu
Contact Number: 
605-642-6034
Degrees Earned: 
B.L.S & M.A. Educational Administration of Adult and Higher Education – University of South Dakota- Vermillion
Something you don’t know about me: 
My Dad was a career Army Officer, so for K-12 I attended 8 schools.



Name: Mike McNeil                       
Job Title: 
Disability Services Liaison  
Office: 
Woodburn 134
Email: Mike.McNeil@bhsu.edu
Contact Number: 
605-642-6099
Degrees Earned: 
M.S. Counseling – South Dakota State University, B.S. Psychology – South Dakota State University, L.P.C. South Dakota   
Something you don’t know about me: 
I have spent several days walking around the mountains with llamas.



Name: David Dodson                   
Job Title: 
Veterans Resource Coordinator 
Office: 
Woodburn 135
Email: David.Dodson@bhsu.edu
Contact Number: 
605-642-6030
Degrees Earned:  
B.S. Agriculture – South Dakota State University  
Something you don’t know about me:  
I rode bucking horses and bull fought in college.
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Name: Susan Hupp            
Job Title: 
Director of TRIO Student Support Services              
Office: 
Woodburn 139
Email: Susan.Hupp@bhsu.edu
Contact Number: 
605-642-6824
Degrees Earned: 
M.S. in Guidance & Counseling, College Personnel Services – University of Nebraska at Omaha, B.S. in Business Administration – Wayne State College       
Something you don’t know about me:  I love to go to garage sales and auctions (when I have time).

 

Name: Dr. Joe Valades
Job Title:
 Director, Student Success Center  
Office: Woodburn 148 
Email: Joe.Valades@bhsu.edu
Contact Number: 605-642-6107
Degrees Earned:  Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction – University of Nebraska in Lincoln, M.S.W. – University of Nebraska at Omaha, B.A. English & Social Work – University of South Dakota
Something you don’t know about me:  I can read and write Korean.
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