Donations in memory of President Robert A. Wharton, PhD, may be made to:
Dr. Robert A. Wharton Scholarship — c/o SDSM&T Foundation 306 East Saint Joseph St., Ste 200 Rapid City, SD 57701
Boy Scouts of America Black Hills Area Council 144 North Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Defenders of Wildlife 1130 17th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20036
Cards may be sent to:
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology — c/o Presidents Office 501 East Saint Joseph St. Rapid City, SD 57701
Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D. - 18th President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
September 19, 2012
The School of Mines community is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of President Robert A. Wharton, Ph.D. Dedicated to the vision of establishing the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology as a national and global center of excellence in engineering, science and technology, President Wharton leaves a legacy of leadership and commitment to academic quality, research, economic development and community service.
Dr. Jack R. Warner, executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents, said President Wharton will be remembered for his extraordinary leadership and advancement of the university.
School of Mines Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Duane Hrncir, Ph.D., has been designated as President (Acting).
An outdoor memorial tribute service for Dr. Wharton will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 in the quad on the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Dr. Robert A. Wharton Scholarship, SDSM&T Foundation; Boy Scouts of America Black Hills Area Council or Defenders of Wildlife (information below). Funeral arrangements are being handled by Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home.