Thomas Mitzel, President, Dickinson State

Dr. Thomas Mitzel began his appointment as the 12th president of Dickinson state University Dec. 21, 2015. Mitzel attended Northern State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He then earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University. Dr. Mitzel arrived in Dickinson with his wife, Rhonda, on December 7, 2015. Dr. Mitzel is confident DSU prepares its students for life after college and continual educational development. “Our goal for our students has to be not only to teach them what we need to within their majors and their areas of study, but to teach them that learning really is a lifelong goal.”