Keli Books

Development Director for the College of Education and Human Sciences

Keli Books joined the SDSU Foundation in August of 2015 as the Development Director for the College of Education and Human Sciences. Keli is from both Brainerd, Minnesota and Sioux Falls, SD - living parts of her childhood in both! She attended the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN and she was also a Blazer swimmer. She graduated from CSB in 2005 with her BA in Elementary Education with a focus in Communications and Language Arts. For 9 years, Keli was an elementary teacher with the Brookings School District. While teaching, she developed a deep passion for building connections with families and worked to develop and deliver an individual-centered approach to math education. Keli lives with her husband Peter and their daughters, Stella and Nellie, in Brookings. In her free time, Keli loves being at the lake with her family, cooking for friends, and chasing Stella around her backyard!