Commissioner Bio

Dr. José-Marie Griffiths

Dakota State University

Nominated by then-Chairman John Thune (R-SD), Senate Commerce Committee


Dr. José-Marie Griffiths is president of Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. President Griffiths has spent most of her career in research, teaching, public service, corporate leadership, economic development and higher education administration. She has been awarded presidential appointments to the National Science Board, the U.S. President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, and the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information. She has led projects for over 28 U.S. federal agencies including the National Science Foundation and NASA, over 20 major corporations such as AT&T Bell Laboratories and IBM, and seven major international organizations that include NATO and the United Nations. She has received over 20 significant awards in science, technology, teaching and the advancement of women in these fields.