In 2010, Kari Stulken was among fifteen other executive staff selected to participate in the State of South Dakota’s Leadership Development Program Cohort #6. Throughout each leadership program cohort, participants complete five graduate level courses to earn the South Dakota Government Leadership certificate through the University of South Dakota. After earning her leadership certificate in 2011, Kari chose to continue on the path for a master’s degree. This goal required an additional seven graduate level courses, lots of studying in the evenings, and several term papers. The courses she took on her own were offered online through USD’s graduate school. Others from BIT that have completed the program in the past include Tony Rae and Deanne Booth.
Kari obtained the Executive Master in Public Administration degree this month during the University of South Dakota’s winter commencement exercises. Kari greatly appreciates all the support and encouragement her coworkers, family, and friends provided her during her journey to accomplish her goal.
Kari is the manager of the Project Management Office in Pierre. Her main duties include supervising the diverse staff assigned to the PMO team as well as managing select technology projects.
Capital University Center has recently begun offering hybrid courses in Pierre for both the Executive Master in Public Administration and Master in Science Administrative Studies degrees. Please contact the CUC at 773-2160 for more information.