Steven Lindquist inducted into South Dakota Hall of Fame

February 24, 2022

Steven Lindquist

Career Dedicated to the Mental Health of All

Steve Lindquist is a 1978 alumni of the MSU School of Social Work MSW program and has devoted his career to helping others. He was appointed Administrator of the South Dakota Human Services Center in the wake of a crisis at that facility. At that time, he was the youngest Administrator in that facility's 100+ year history. He led the design and construction of the George S. Mickelson Center for the Neurosciences and served as Director of Mental Health for the State of South Dakota, making him one of only two people to have that dual role. As the executive leader of Avera Behavioral Health, he expanded treatment programs and led the design and construction of the Avera Behavioral Health Center. The number of outpatients served by his programs is well over 100,000.