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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.

State Capitol Hosts Student Researchers February 26
South Dakota colleges and universities will send 12 outstanding undergraduate student researchers to the State Capitol next week to share their research work with lawmakers and the public.