Bachelor, University South Dakota, 1968. Master of Business Administration, University South Dakota, 1977. Doctor of Education, University South Dakota, 1993.
ML, Emporia State University, 1969.
Regional library consultant, South Dakot State Library. Commission, Pierre, 1969-1970;
head library for the blind and physically handicapped, South Dakot State Library. Commission, Pierre, 1970-1971;
acquisitions library I.D. Weeks Library., U. South Dakot, Vermillion, since 1971;
director Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, U. South Dakot, Vermillion, 1980-1988.
Member planning committee South Dakot American Council Education/National Identification Program, since 1983, state co-coordinator, since 1989. Member U. South Dakot Press Board, Vermillion, since 1987.
Member of American Library Association (secretary lAMA SASS 2002-2004), Society Indexers, Library Association Collections and Technology Services (member collection development and electrical resources committee 2001-2005, secretary collection management and development section since 2005), Library. Administration and Management Association (data collection library managers committee 1986-1990, management practices committee 1988-1990, statistics section nominating committee 1989-1991, using statistics library presentations and communications committee 1991-1995, member-at-large 1993-1995, vice chairman statistics section 1994-1995, chairman 1995-1996, leadership development committee 1997-1999, finance management committee 1997—2001, technical services committee 1999—2003, secretary 2002-2004, finance management committee since 2005, since 2005, statistics section, system and services section 1997—2001, since 2005), Sioux Empire Kennel Club, Golden Key, Mu Phi Epsilon, Lambda Iota Tau.
Married Royal Damian Lankhorst, June 17, 1978. 1 child, Isabelle Anna Lankhorst.