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Barb Stork Appointed to Board of Regents



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, July 19, 2019


Barb Stork Appointed to Board of Regents


PIERRE, S.D. – Barb Stork, a retired businesswoman from Dakota Dunes, has been named to the South Dakota Board of Regents by Gov. Kristi Noem.


The South Dakota Board of Regents is the constitutional governing board for the state’s six public universities and two schools serving special K-12 populations.


“It is an honor to be asked to serve on the Board of Regents and to help with the board’s strategic plan for student success, academic quality, economic development, and affordability,” Stork said. “The regents have an immense task in overseeing that public education both prepares and rewards the students. I am excited to help support the continued success of our students.”


Stork founded and, from 1989 to 2016, served as CEO of Midwest Provisions Inc., a multi-million-dollar contract food service company serving large corporations throughout the Midwest from South Dakota to Texas.


She also served as chair of the Sanford Health System Board of Trustees and is a past chairwoman of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. A native of Ute, Iowa, Stork earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.


Stork fills an expired term on the Board of Regents previously held by David Mickelson. Her six-year term of appointment continues through March 31, 2025.