Schemmel hired to head DSU Foundation

Dakota State University in Madison has hired a new Vice President for Advancement.  Jon Schemmel will start in the position in January.  

Schemmel grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, but has deep family roots in the Madison area. His parents grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison High School and he still has family in the area.

Schemmel worked for six years as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development at the University of South Dakota. Most recently, he has been Senior Associate Athletic Director and Assistant Vice President of Development at Miami University since 2017. He is also a Consultant with College Sports Solutions.

Dr. Richard Hanson, interim vice president for Institutional Advancement, noted Schemmel’s experience with strategic planning, collaboration, and revenue generation, skills which he will be able to leverage as he leads the Foundation staff in support of the academic mission of Dakota State, the Trojans Unite campaign, and his participation in university leadership as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Schemmel said he is looking forward to returning to South Dakota.  He said that President José-Marie Griffiths has shown “tremendous leadership for DSU and the Madison community and her vision for the future is incredibly exciting”.  He said he’s “thrilled to have the opportunity to serve that vision and continue building something special at Dakota State University”.   

Schemmel will begin his duties at DSU on January 22nd, 2021.