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Fall Enrollment Shows Growth at Public Universities
Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities increased slightly compared to last year, up a third of one percent, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. Headcount enrollment was up by 131 students across the entire system.

Regents Seek Dakota’s Promise for College Students in Need
To keep the cost of a public higher education affordable, the South Dakota Board of Regents will ask policymakers to create a comprehensive state financial aid program, Dakota’s Promise, aimed at closing the gap between existing financial aid and the cost of attendance for South Dakota college students.

Eight USD Programs Approved for Western Regional Graduate Student Exchange
Eight graduate programs offered by the University of South Dakota will become part of the Western Regional Graduate Program operated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). The South Dakota Board of Regents, meeting Thursday in Pierre, was briefed on the program.

Universities Add Graduate Specializations in Engineering
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new specializations in graduate-level engineering programs at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and the University of South Dakota.

Public Universities Advance Language Proficiencies
To meet workforce and market demands, two South Dakota public universities have added short-term certificate training in Chinese and Spanish.

Regents Create Audit and Athletics Advisory Committees
Committees to provide audit oversight and to advise on the management of intercollegiate athletic programs are being created by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

SDSU to Offer New Management Degrees
South Dakota State University will offer new undergraduate management degrees in two fields predicted to have strong job growth in the future. The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved bachelor degree programs in leadership and management of nonprofit organizations, as well as in conservation planning and park management.

Northern State Students Recognized by Regents
The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Northern State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.

New Specializations, Certificates Meet Emerging Workforce Needs
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved new academic program requests to meet emerging employment trends across the state.

Jewett Departs Board as Longest-Serving Regent
Harvey C. Jewett of Aberdeen completes his work this week on the state’s public higher education governing board after more than 20 years of service. Based on available records, Jewett is believed to be the longest-serving regent in South Dakota Board of Regents’ history.