The Conservatory of Music
Garden of Terrace Theatre
Crane Youngworth Stadium
Forbes Hall of Science
Warren Student Center
2022 REUNION ATTENDEES
2022 CAMPUS TOUR
FEDERAL PRISON CAMP
Former Yankton College Campus
YOU MUST RETURN FORMS BY
MAY 15, 2022
TO YC OFFICE TO BE ELIGBLE FOR TOUR
WE WANT YOU IN 2022!
Yankton College 2022 All-Class Reunion
July 14-16, 2022
PLAN TO ATTEND!
SAY HELLO TO NEW YANKTON COLLEGE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Yankton College is pleased to welcome Leah Berry as its new executive director. She began her duties April 1 and will work closely with outgoing executive director, Jan Garrity, to transition into her new role.
Leah is a Missouri native. She graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia with a degree in political science and she holds a master’s degree in legal studies from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She has a son and daughter-in-law and two grand babies in Missouri. She lives in Yankton with her black lab Raven.
Leah has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field and most recently worked at Vishay in Yankton as an HR manager. But when the opening for YC’s executive director was announced, Leah was intrigued and applied.
“I was ready to do something different, other than HR,” she said, “something where I could interact with new and different people, a job that could be a little more fun.”
Leah has always been interested in history and is anxious to learn more about YC’s past. “Wherever I’ve lived I have liked the local history and it intrigued me that Yankton College was one of the first colleges in Dakota Territory,” she said. “The story of its past is so interesting and I’m anxious to learn more about it.”
Leah describes herself as a fast learner and a good communicator. She said she will follow Jan’s lead to become more familiar with her new position and as she becomes comfortable with her role, “I will start to evaluate what priorities I will need to focus on.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the people involved in Yankton College and serving its alumni,” Leah said. “I am excited and grateful for this opportunity and I hope people will call to let me know how I’m doing.”