Cam Corey named vice president of Lake Area Technical College

July 27, 2023

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Cam Corey of Watertown will serve as the next Vice President of Lake Area Technical College. He will officially begin on November 1, 2023. Cam succeeds outgoing Vice President Diane Stiles, who has led the nationally recognized college since 2014.

“I am honored and humbled to be joining the best two-year college in the nation,” Corey said. “The staff and faculty at Lake Area Tech are second to none with their student-first approach.”

Corey recently retired from the law enforcement profession after serving for 25 years throughout the state of South Dakota. His storied career includes training law enforcement officers and agents; advocating for children, victims, and families; and leading the administrative operations of field service agencies. He has served on numerous state and national boards. He is a long-time educator in the law enforcement community, working as an adjunct instructor at Lake Area Technical College and several other colleges and universities, including the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center.

“Cam’s professional track record speaks highly of his readiness to jump in and lead at Lake Area Tech,” said President Tiffany Sanderson. “He is focused on student success, supporting our industry partners, and continuing to find innovative ways to advance our mission as the nation’s premier technical college.”

Corey is actively involved in community efforts such as REACH, a child advocacy center; Elite Alliance Volleyball Club; ArrowTV; and the Fraternal Order of Police, including Cops and Kids. He and his wife, Sarah, have four children and reside in Watertown. Cam has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Technology and both a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

Corey says, “As a long-time resident of Watertown, I understand the shining star that Lake Area Tech is in our community, state, and the nation. Lake Area Tech has a celebrated history of workforce development and developing students to be difference makers in the communities they serve.”

Cam Corey will be recommended for hire at the August 14th meeting of the Watertown School Board and will begin his duties as Vice President of Lake Area Technical College on November 1, 2023. Shane Swenson, Director of Outreach at Lake Area Technical College, will serve as Interim Vice President.