Veteran Affairs at BHSU

Veteran Friendly

BHSU has been selected to be on the 2021-2022 Military Friendly Schools list!  Although this is great news for our university,  it's even better news for our students, as it shows we are an institution with a vested interest in making sure you the veteran and your dependents not only feel comfortable here, but are getting a world class education. 


primary staff committed to serving active duty military/veterans and their dependents:

If you have questions about our services on campus or just need information you can reach out to the respective point of contact listed below, and they will be happy to assistance you:

 Veterans Resource Coordinator - Greg Krajewski - PH:  605-645-6415.   Click here to go to the Veteran Affairs website.
As the Veteran Resource Coordinator,  Greg has to stay up-to-date on information regarding active military students applying for GI Bill® education entitlements, Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA), and State Tuition Reimbursement.  Each year Greg has to take at least 5 hours worth of training, and attend a School Certifying Official conference to stay qualified as an SCO.

Financial Aid representative for military students - Kim Nida -  PH:  605-642-6113.   Click here to go to the Financial Aid website.
As a Financial Aid Representative Kim is trained to work with active military students on all their financial aid needs and can answer any of your questions as it relates to financial aid or tuition assistance.

 Disabilities Services and Testing Coordinator - Jennifer Lucero - PH:  605-642-6099.   Click here to go to the Disability Services and Testing website.
As a Disabilities Services and Testing Coordinator, Jennifer can assist you with any needs you may have with respect to a disability you may have.  She can also assist you with any testing services you may require.  
Click here to go to the Disability Services and Testing website.

 Academic Advisers - Dana Weber, PH:   605-642-6277,  Jannette Hettick, PH:  605-642-6934,  Clarissa Thompson, PH 605-642-6270, Melissa Woodall, PH:  605-642-6132.  Click here to go the R&R website.
As Academic Advisers they can assist you with getting your current class schedule set up or they can help you plan your future classes schedule to achieve your education goals.  They can also offer you career guidance as it relates to getting a resume developed so that you can compete for jobs when you are done with your education goals.

Career Adviser - Hans Nelson - 605-642-6413.  Click here to go to the Jacket Jobs website.
As a Career Adviser, Hans can assist you by helping you create your professional portfolio to land your next job, internship or career. 

OTHER STAFF who can provide you assistance

Administration - BHSU-Rapid City: 605-718-4112
Admissions - Joe Rainboth, 605-642-6411
Facilities Services - Mike Overby, 605-642-9224
Public Safety - Phil Pesheck, 605-642-6953
Resident Life - Nathan Feldt, 605-642-6788
Registrar's Office - Johanna Best, 605-642-6044
Trio Support Services - Ashley Kirchner, 605-642-6824


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