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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.


Four Research Centers to Receive State Funding
South Dakota’s Research and Commercialization Council (RCC) has selected four research centers to receive funding through the Governor’s Research Center Program.


LUMINA NAMES SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS RECIPIENT OF $100,000 CHALLENGE GRANT
The South Dakota Board of Regents today announced it has been selected to receive a $100,000 attainment challenge grant from Lumina Foundation. Funding will support strategic initiatives to increase the state’s postsecondary attainment rate to 65 percent by 2025.


NSU to Offer Online Associate Degree in Criminal Justice
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a new associate of arts degree in criminal justice from Northern State University, to be delivered online to students anytime, anywhere. NSU also received approval for a new minor in human resources management.

From Unmanned Aircraft to Biology: New Academic Offerings at SDSU
Students at South Dakota State University will have several new academic options available to them this fall, including a master’s degree in human biology, an undergraduate certificate in unmanned aircraft systems, and a minor in applied statistics.

SDSU Student Groups Honored at Regents’ Meeting
The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from South Dakota State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.

Puszynski Named Interim President at School of Mines
Dr. Jan A. Puszynski (YAWN push-IN’-skee), vice president for research at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has been named interim president at School of Mines. Puszynski begins his duties immediately and will serve in a temporary capacity until a national search for the next president of the engineering and science university is concluded and a new president is appointed.


Presidential Search Committee Named in School of Mines’ Search
A presidential search committee, including campus and community representatives, has been appointed to assist the South Dakota Board of Regents in its search for the next president of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.