Stanford Law School, J.D.

Dickinson State University, B.A.

Northland Community and Technical College, A.A.

Certified Public Accountant, North Dakota

Bar Memberships: Wyoming, North Dakota and Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribal Bar; Albany County Bar Association; Eighth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court


Stephen (Steve) D. Easton began his appointment as interim president of Dickinson State University Dec. 3, 2019. During a State Board of Higher Education meeting held March, 26, 2020, Easton was named the 13th permanent president of Dickinson State University.Easton, who is on leave from his position as professor of law at the University of Wyoming while serving as interim president of DSU, has strong personal connections to the University. Easton graduated summa cum laude from DSU in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in business administration and was the third generation of his family to choose Dickinson State. After earning his undergraduate degree at DSU, Easton enrolled in Stanford Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1983. He practiced law for more than 20 years before returning to higher education as a professor and administrator.