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MMC Announces Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


Published Date8\28\2012
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Dr. Krisma DeWitt will be assuming additional administrative responsibilities in the area of Academic Affairs. Dr. DeWitt will begin serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the Watertown and Sioux Falls Locations.

Dr. DeWitt currently serves as the division chair to the department of natural sciences and is an associate professor of chemistry. Some of the new duties of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will include faculty development, faculty evaluations and assessment, academic continuity between all Mount Marty College locations, academic strategic planning, community development, and serving as the primary Academic Affairs liaison for the Watertown and Sioux Falls locations. The new administrative duties in Watertown and Sioux Falls are in addition to her responsibilities in Yankton.

"Being from Castlewood, SD I'm excited to get back to the Watertown area and try and make an impact there," comments Dr. DeWitt. "I think the MMC Watertown location has such potential and it is going to be a great opportunity for me to put some additional focus there as well as the Sioux Falls location."

Originally from Castlewood, SD, Dr. DeWitt is in her thirteenth year at Mount Marty College. She holds a BS in Chemistry from South Dakota State University, an MS in Chemistry from Kansas State University and an Ed.E. from the University of South Dakota. She served twenty two years as active duty Army Chemical Officer and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. She was an instructor in the chemistry department at the Unites States Military Academy (West Point) and also a professor of Military Science at USD. During her time at MMC she has taught chemistry and physics classes, has acted as a freshman advisor, taught First Year Seminar, and acted as the division chair of natural science.

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Bob Tereshinski knows that Dr. DeWitt was the right choice for the position. "Kris has been with Mount Marty for thirteen years and is comfortable in the expectations here. She knows the community and culture and will continue to push the institution in a positive direction."

Dr. DeWitt will continue to live in Yankton, SD with her husband, Lloyd. As Associate Dean, Dr. DeWitt will report directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Bob Tereshinski.

For more information on the programs that are offered at the Mount Marty College Watertown and Sioux Falls locations, please view our list of programs here.