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Sutton Steps Down From Board of Regents
The Board of Regents announced today that Bob Sutton of Sioux Falls has resigned from his position on the South Dakota Board of Regents. On May 31st Sutton was named president and CEO of Avera Health.


Regents Launch Search for Next Executive Director
The South Dakota Board of Regents invites nominations and applications for the position of executive director and chief executive officer. The board also has announced a constituent panel to assist the regents in reviewing candidates for the position


USD Students Recognized for Organizational Success
The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from the University of South Dakota for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.

Graduating Student Regent Honored for Service
Conrad Adam, a student regent on the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2016, was recognized Thursday for his leadership and vision, as he ends his board service and begins a career in financial services.


Dakota State Offers Cyber Leadership Degree, New Specializations
A new degree program that would attract, after it is fully implemented, more than 100 students to Dakota State University to study cyber leadership will be available starting this fall.

Regents Approve New System Math Pathway Model
In an effort to improve student retention and graduation rates, a new instructional model for mathematics has been approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Regents Increase Efficiencies through Academic Program Review
In accordance to a program productivity review process that occurs every two years, the South Dakota Board of Regents made the decision to terminate 17 programs across the system due to low enrollment.

Universities Add New Minors in Chinese and Russian Studies Offer New Certificates and Specializations to Meet Workforce Trends
New minors to help graduates navigate language and cultural understanding in China and Russia were approved this week by the South Dakota Board of Regents. These programs were part of several academic requests from public universities aimed at meeting emerging employment trends across South Dakota.


New Agreement Increases Access to Digital Collections at South Dakota Universities
The Digital Library of South Dakota has partnered with the Digital Public Library of America to bring more than 50,000 items held by South Dakota universities to national audiences. As a result, specialized collections, including the papers of political leaders Tom Daschle, Karl Mundt, and George McGovern and oral histories of National Guard soldiers dating back to the 1800s, will be more accessible to the general public.


Sheila Gestring Named to Lead University of South Dakota as President
Sheila Gestring, vice president of finance and chief financial officer at the University of South Dakota, will lead that institution forward as USD’s 18th president, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced Tuesday.


Four Finalists Named for USD Presidency
The South Dakota Board of Regents announced today four candidates who are finalists to become the next president at the University of South Dakota.


Regents’ Executive Director Announces Plans
Michael G. Rush, executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2015, announced today his resignation effective May 29, 2018.


Higher Education Leaders Pursue 65 Percent Goal
Leaders of public, private, and tribal colleges and universities, technical institutes, and state education and labor agencies will meet Tuesday in Oacoma to discuss strategies to advance South Dakota’s educational attainment.


Active Duty Military Taking Distance Courses Qualify for Reduced Rate
Active duty service members enrolled in distance courses offered by all six public universities in South Dakota will soon qualify for a reduced tuition rate. As approved this week by the South Dakota Board of Regents, the new rate is effective beginning in the summer 2018 term.

Regents Recognize BHSU Student Organizations
The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student organizations from Black Hills State University for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.


Regents Approve Tuition & Fee Rates for 2018-19
The South Dakota Board of Regents this week 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 $256.13 per year, or 3.0 percent.

New Graduate Programs Approved at USD
The first doctoral program in sustainability in this region has been approved at the University of South Dakota. The South Dakota Board of Regents this week granted USD’s request to offer both the master of science degree and the Ph.D. degree in sustainability.

Northern State to Offer New Degrees and Certificates
Northern State University has received the go-ahead to offer new degree programs in criminal justice and art, building on related academic programs already offered at the Aberdeen campus.

New Academic Programming Approved for SDSU
A new specialization in a master’s degree program and four new minors were approved this week for delivery at South Dakota State University.