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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.


New Initiatives Spark College-Going Interest
South Dakota colleges and universities are finding new ways to help high school students navigate the college application process and encourage postsecondary enrollments.


Regents Approve Tuition & Fee Rates for 2017-18
The South Dakota Board of Regents Thursday approved tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. The impact to students in the public university system is an average cost increase of $237.81 per year, or 2.9 percent.

Regents Honor Student Groups at School of Mines and Black Hills State
The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.


Public Universities Add New Online Associate Degrees
Consistent with South Dakota Board of Regents’ initiatives to grow associate degrees online, new two-year college degrees in construction technology, software development, and sociology will soon be available to students anywhere, any time.

New Academic Offerings Develop State Workforce
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved new academic program requests to meet emerging employment trends across the state.

Sutton Elected Board of Regents’ President
Bob Sutton, a member of the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2013, is the board’s new president, succeeding Randy Schaefer, who remains on the board.


State Capitol Hosts Student Researchers March 2
South Dakota colleges and universities will send 12 outstanding undergraduate student researchers to the State Capitol this week to share their research work with lawmakers and the public.