ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University alumna and longtime public servant Alice Kundert passed away Monday.
Kundert, who graduated from Northern State in 1961, had a long and proud career in state government, said Dr. Jim Smith, NSU president. She began as South Dakota state auditor and then served as S.D. secretary of state. After operating successfully in both roles, she ran for the S.D. House of Representatives and served successfully there.
Kundert also made a lasting impact on the NSU community, receiving the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1975.
“It was indeed a proud and impressive career of service to our great state,” Smith said. “All of us here at NSU are saddened to learn of her death.”