Schemmel Leaves DSU

Jon Schemmel has been named the new director of athletics at the University of South Dakota. Schemmel is currently the president and CEO and vice president of institutional advancement at the Dakota State University Foundation & Alumni Association.


Prior to his position at DSU, Schemmel served as senior associate athletic director and assistant vice president for development at Miami University. He was also a consultant for College Sports Solutions, focusing on external revenue aspects of collegiate athletic departments and conference alignment and being involved in various search processes with Division I athletic directors.


Schemmel holds a B.A. in public administration from San Diego State University.

He will begin his new position at USD on January 2, 2024.