Dakota State University in Madison has named a new Chief Information Officer.  

Shawn Jaacks will start in the position as DSU’s new CIO on Monday.

Jaacks is a native South Dakotan and a DSU alumnus, having earned his Master of Science degree in Cyber Defense in 2021. He became interested in the CIO position after his experience as a graduate student.

Jaacks’ IT career has spanned over 20 years, in diverse sectors including transportation, healthcare, government operations, education, and most recently finance, as Technology Manager at First Bank & Trust.

Jaacks grew up in rural Moody County and has an associate degree from Southeast Tech, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations from the University of Sioux Falls. 




June 24, 2022