David L. Chicoine

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David L. Chicoine is an American university administrator and businessman.[1][2][3][4]


Early life[edit]

David Chicoine was born in Elk Point, South Dakota.[3] He graduated from South Dakota State University, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.[2] He also received an M.S. from the University of Delaware, an M.A. from Western Illinois University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[2]


He was Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2001 to 2006, he served as senior officer for technology commercialization and economic development for the Urbana-Champaign, and for six months as interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.[1] He served on the Board of Directors of the John Warner Bank, the Carle Foundation Hospital, the Farm Foundation, the DuPage International Technology Park, the Illinois Technology Development Fund, and the Argonne National Laboratory.[3]

He has served as the President of South Dakota State University since January 1, 2007.[1] He sits on the Board of Directors of Monsanto since April 15, 2009, and of First Bank and Trust.[1][3]

He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Avera McKennan Hospital and the University Health Center.[3] He is a Knight of the National Order of Merit of France, and he has received the United States Department of Agriculture Superior Service Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the SDSU Department of Economics.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Marcia Chicoine, and they have a son, Josh, who[3] lives in Chicago.[3]


Academic articles[edit]


  • Chicoine, David L.; Walzer, Norman (1981). Financing state and local governments in the 1980s: issues and trends. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain. ISBN 9780899461090. 
  • Chicoine, David L.; Walzer, Norman (1984). Financing rural roads and bridges in the Midwest. Washington, D.C.: Office of Transportation and Agricultural Marketing Services, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture via Praeger. OCLC 12800602. 
  • Chicoine, David L.; Walzer, Norman (1985). Governmental structure and local public finance. Boston, Massachusetts: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain. ISBN 9780899461878. 
  • Chicoine, David L.; Walzer, Norman (1986). Financing local infrastructure in nonmetropolitan areas. New York: Praeger. ISBN 9780275923754. 
  • Chicoine, David L.; Walzer, Norman (1986). Financing economic development in the 1980s: issues and trends. New York: Praeger. ISBN 9780275921286. 
  • Chicoine, David L.; Giertz, J. Fred (1986). Property tax assessment in Illinois: structure and performance. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Tax Foundation. OCLC 15726964. 
  • Chicoine, David L. (1986), "Infrastructure and agriculture: interdependencies with a focus on local roads in the North Central States", in Korsching, Peter F.; Gildner, Judith, Interdependencies of agriculture and rural communities in the twenty-first century: The North Central Region: conference proceedings, Ames, Iowa: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, pp. 141–163, OCLC 14768277. 
  • Chicoine, David L.; Walzer, Norman (1989). Rural roads and bridges: a dilemma for local officials. Washington, D.C.: Office of Transportation, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. OCLC 27748207.