Interim Director of Admissions
About: From Gettysburg, SD; Graduated from BHSU in 1990
Degrees: BS in Communication, MBA, Ed.D in progress
Favorite thing about BHSU: Quality academic programs! Warm and welcoming environment and the ability to try new things and shape your own future.
Assistant Director of Admissions
About: From Rapid City, SD; Graduated from BHSU in 2017
Degrees: Corporate Communications and Marketing
Favorite thing about BHSU: Our location in the Black Hills is so beautiful and we are lucky to have access to a surplus of outdoor activities.
Marissa McFarlandDirector Assistant
About: From Southern California; Graduated from BHSU in 2018
Degree: Continuing masters towards Kinesiology and Sports Management. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Associates in Applied Health Sciences, Minor in Athletic Coaching.
Favorite thing about BHSU: My favorite part about BHSU is how small the campus is relative to the massive amount of opportunities that come from the connections and networking through staff, faculty, and students.
Taylor WatkinsDual Credit Coordinator
Areas Serving: Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment, Rising Scholars.
South Dakota counties: Lawrence, Harding, Butte, Meade, Perkins, Ziebach, Corson, Dewey, Potter, Campbell, and Walworth.
About: From Beresford, SD; Graduated from BHSU in 2019
Degree: Environmental Physical Science with minors in History and Geography
Favorite thing about BHSU: Spearfish is such a welcoming community that is easy to feel at home. BHSU carries the same feeling. The faculty and staff care so much about your success and really get to know you and your goals.
Areas Serving: Colorado, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabaman, Mississippi and Washington DC
South Dakota Counties: Pennington, Custer, Fall River, Shannon, Haakon, Jackson, Bennett, Stanley, Jones, Mellette, Todd, Sully, Hughes, Lyman, Tripp, Gregory, Brule, and Buffalo
About: From Spearfish, SD; Graduated from BHSU in 2016
Degree: History with Geography minor
Favorite thing about BHSU: I'd say, both the community here at BHSU and the town of Spearfish itself. We may be a small South Dakota town, but Spearfish is the kind of town that provides its residents and visitors with a sense of comfort while providing ample opportunity for any and all to plant roots and grow. Black Hills State University is a reflection of this warm community experience. We at BHSU are a close-knit community that focuses on providing the attention and involvement of a smaller school while also providing students with a top-notch education administered by the wonderful faculty and staff. This is why Spearfish and BHSU are places where so many can do so much; where anything is possible.
Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretsky - Michael Scott
Areas Serving: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Washington State, Oregon, and California.
About: From Burke, South Dakota; Graduated from USD in 2017 & 2019
Degree: Bachelor's in History Education and Masters in Higher Education
Favorite thing about BHSU: The people on campus and in Spearfish make you feel welcomed. I feel like I have lived here all of my life!
Greg Krajewski Veterans Resource Coordinator
Rapid City: 605-718-4142
About: From Belle Fourche, SD; Graduated from Black Hills State University in 1996. Retired from the South Dakota Army National Guards in July 2011.
Degree: BS in Psychology
Favorite thing about BHSU: BHSU strongly supports our veterans and is military friendly!
Jake HamikCoordinator of Admissions - Rapid City Campus
Areas Serving: Pennington County
About: From Aberdeen, SD; Lived in Rapid City for the past 8 years and have been with BHSU for 4. I enjoy helping all ages of students achieve their academic dream, and I look forward to meeting new people every day.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Masters of Science in Education
Favorite thing about BHSU: I love how anyone, young or old, can be a student and get involved at BHSU. This is truly a school for everyone!
Office of Admissions Black Hills State University 1200 University Street Unit #9502 Spearfish, SD 57799-9502 605.642.6131 Admissions@bhsu.edu