Mark Benedetto

Mark Benedetto - South Dakota-Based College Administrator

About Mark Benedetto

An education professional, Mark Benedetto currently performs in the role of president at the University of Sioux Falls. Over his more than 16-year tenure, enrollment at the school has increased by three times and the endowment by four times. Further, Mark Benedetto has helped the school accomplish dramatic fundraising growth. Before accepting his current position, the higher-education leader gained hands-on administrative experience as vice president of student services with East Texas Baptist University, where he assisted in the development of a new wellness center and residence hall.

Before beginning his career, Mark Benedetto pursued undergraduate studies at Texas Wesleyan University. There, he played baseball, achieving status as a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics all-American, and earned his bachelor of arts in physical and business education. Subsequently, Mr. Benedetto secured his master of arts in athletic administration at Kent State University. After spending a number of years serving in leadership positions at multiple universities, the professional returned to school and procured his education specialist and doctor of education from Loma Linda University.

An individual active in his professional community, Mr. Benedetto belongs to the Council of Independent College Presidents and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Presidents Council.

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