Dr. Robert Hall

Welcome to the Airport Board of Directors: Dr. Robert Hall

Rapid City Regional Airport welcomes Dr. Robert Hall, head of

Mining Engineering and Management at South Dakota School of Mines and

Technology as the newest member of the Board of Directors. Hall was appointed

by the Mayor and confirmed by the Rapid City Common Council for a five-year



Before joining Mines, Dr. Hall was a professor in the department of Civil &

Environmental Engineering School of Mining and Petroleum at the University of

Alberta. He spent 15 years at the University of British Columbia; where in

addition to his research and teaching, he spent four years as an Associate Dean

for the Faculty of Engineering.


His areas of research include mining equipment design and automation, equipment maintenance and reliability, comminution and energy reduction.


“We are fortunate to welcome Dr. Hall to our Board,” said Airport Executive

Director Patrick Dame. “His background in design, energy reduction, and general aviation will be invaluable as we continue our focus on the airport’s important role in the community as a self-sustainable transportation service.”


The Airport Board is a semi-autonomous board, which operates the Airport on behalf of the City o Rapid City. They are responsible for the general oversight of the airport. The have the ability to sign contracts on behalf of the City of Rapid City an authorize the expenditure of funds needed to operate the airport. 


  1. Congratulations Robert —good job well done— Robert’s roots started in Johnville, Carleton County, New Brunswick Canada. He was a very good student in school & also excelled in hockey—-was a very good player.Your parents & Grandparents are all looking down on you today & smiling with great pride in your accomplishments. His parents & grandparents were also from Johnville & Holmesville NB. Keep up your good work!!

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