DSU President receives Chief Executive Leadership Award

Dakota State University in Madison’s president has received an award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.  DSU President José-Marie Griffiths has been awarded the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (or CASE)-District VI.  

The Chief Executive Leadership Award is presented annually to an outstanding president, chancellor, headmaster, or system head of a District VI member institution.

Aaron Rouse, CASE District Six Chair, said that Griffiths is a “proven leader whose vision has sparked transformative change on the DSU campus that will serve students, faculty and staff, and alumni for years to come.”

Griffiths has spent her career in research, teaching, public service, corporate leadership, workforce and economic development, and higher education administration, with special focus on work in STEM fields. When she came to Dakota State in 2015, she saw the strengths of Dakota State, its academic capabilities, its research potential, and multiple distinctions as Centers of Academic Excellence from the NSA.  Through her efforts, the University has become a special-focus STEM institution that prepares students to fill cyber workforce needs in all fields. 

Griffiths recently received her Award at the CASE District VI Conference in Denver.  


February 10, 2023