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Daisy Halvorson

Daisy Halvorson

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Department: Business Office
Phone: 712-279-5504
Email: Daisy.Halvorson@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Noonan Hall Room G2


  • BSBA, Business Adminstration, University of South Dakota
  • MBA, University of South Dakota
  • EdD in Educational Leadership with certificate in International Education, University of St. Thomas
Daisy Halvorson


As a traditional student, Daisy attended a technical school and became a licensed cosmetologist and owned and operated seven businesses. As a non-traditional student, she graduated with her BSBA in Business Management from the University of South Dakota. She worked as an operations manager in a steel plant before returning to USD to receive her MBA and begin her career in higher education. Daisy continued her lifelong learning by completing an EdD in Educational Leadership at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. She's currently in her 19th year as a VP for Finance & Administration in higher education.

Daisy is married and has three boys, two daughter-in-laws and six grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, watching football games, flipping houses, and experiencing most of what life has to offer.