The purpose of the McGovern Center advisory council is to provide input and recommendations about McGovern Center programming and to provide accountability toward ensuring that programming is in accordance with the vision of the McGovern Center and mission of Dakota Wesleyan University.
Members of the Advisory Council are carefully selected based on recommendations from campus and community leaders who represent a variety of interests important to honoring the McGovern legacy.
Current Advisory Council Members Include:
Dusty Johnson: Chief of staff to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota
John Grinager: President and founder of Approve It Consulting Company
Dave Mitchell: Dakota Wesleyan University business professor
Matt McGovern: Campaign strategist in Washington D.C.
Daryl Kilstrom: Executive director of Life Quest
Derrik Fossum: Assistant director of residence life at DWU, PSL program alum
Kelli Swenson: Dakota Wesleyan University senior, Leadership and Public Service major