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SDSU's M.S. in Community Development

Community Development deals with challenges faced by communities in the United States and other countries, particularly those in rural areas. Global economic restructuring and the devolution of government services have produced an environment in which Community Developers are called on to think and act in innovative ways.


Community Development is a progressive field, actively promoting positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change. It encourages people to see the "whole picture," engaging citizens in democratic decision making and action. As a student in the Community Development degree program, you have the opportunity to study with leading educators and researchers representing diverse fields including Community and Regional Planning, Architecture, Sociology, Native American Studies, Economics and Natural Resources.

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Disability Services

The Disability Services Office


Each university has a disability services office which provides services to students with temporary health issues or permanent disabilities. Explore the sites listed below to find additional information about disability accommodations, eligibility requirements and how to apply for accommodations through their offices.

Black Hills State University

Mike McNeil

Black Hills State University 
1200 University, Unit 9078
Spearfish, SD 57799-9510

Office: Jacket Legacy Room
Phone: (605) 642-6099
Fax: (605) 642-6391

Website: http://www.bhsu.edu/StudentLife/Learning/DisabilityServices/tabid/162/Default.aspx

Dakota State University

Keith Bundy
Americans with Disabilities
Advisor at Dakota State

Located in TC Underground

Phone: (605) 256-5121

Fax: (605) 256-5854

Email: Keith.Bundy@dsu.edu

Website: http://www.dsu.edu/student-life/disability-services/index.aspx

Northern State University

Karen Gerety

Student Center 217
1200 S. Jay Street
P.O. Box 852
Aberdeen, SD  57401
Phone: (605) 626-2371
Fax: (605) 626-3399
Email: geretyk@northern.edu

Website: http://www.northern.edu/Studentservices/pages/disability/default.aspx 

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Jolie McCoy

501 E. St. Joseph St.
Main Level Surbeck Center
Rapid City, SD 57701
Work Phone: (605) 394-1924
Fax: (605) 394-2914
Email: Jolie.McCoy@sdsmt.ed

Website: http://counseling.sdsmt.edu/ada/

South Dakota State University 

Office of Disability Services SDSU
Wintrode Student Success Center (SWSC) 123 & 125
Box: 2214
Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: (605) 688-4504
Phone2: (605) 688-4986
Fax: (605) 688-4987

Email: sdsu.disabilityservices@sdstate.edu

Website: http://www.sdstate.edu/campus/disability/index.cfm


University of South Dakota

Ernetta L. Fox
Director Disability Services

Service Center North Room 119B

The University of South Dakota

414 E. Clark St. Vermillion SD 57069

Work Phone: (605) 677-6389

Fax: (605) 677-3172

Email: disabilityservices@usd.edu

Website: www.usd.edu/disabilityservices



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