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Nick Wendell Hired As Board Of Technical Education Executive Director





            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

(605) 773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, October 18, 2016

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

 

 

Nick Wendell Hired As Board Of Technical Education Executive Director

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Nick Wendell has been hired as executive director of the South Dakota Board of Technical Education, the board announced today. The hire was approved unanimously by the Board of Technical Education at a special meeting held Wednesday.

 

“Nick has a clear vision for making connections among students, business and industry, and the technical institutes to develop a pipeline of skilled employees for our state’s high-demand careers,” said Dana Dykhouse, president of the board.

 

The State Board of Technical Education was established on July 1, following the passage last fall of Amendment R and of Senate Bill 65 during the 2017 Legislative Session. The board is charged with addressing the state’s skilled workforce pipeline and education through its oversight of the four technical institutes in Watertown, Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Rapid City.

 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve South Dakota in this capacity and eager to get to work with the Board of Technical Education in helping our state’s technical institutes build upon their successes,” Wendell said.

 

Wendell is currently the director of the Center for Student Engagement at South Dakota State University in Brookings. He will begin as executive director of the South Dakota Board of Technical Education on Nov. 6.

 

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