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The South Dakota Board of Regents Reports Optimistic Enrollment Numbers
Fall headcount enrollment at South Dakota's six public universities is nearly 1 percent higher system-wide than the previous academic year, totaling 33,690 students.

South Dakota EPSCoR Names New Director
The South Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has named Dr. Kinchel C. Doerner as director of the program beginning August 15, 2022. Doerner replaces Dr. Mel Ustad, who has served as director since 2019.

Public Universities Prioritize Academic Affordability
PIERRE, S.D. – Public university students will be greeted with classroom saving as they prepare to head back to campus in the coming weeks. The South Dakota Board of Regents Institutions implemented First Day Access to enhance university affordability for students.

Joint Education Meeting Held in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – Yesterday, the state's leading voices in education gathered in Pierre for a joint meeting. The Board of Education Standards (BOES), the Board of Regents (BOR), and the Board of Technical Education (BOTE) were all represented in discussions focusing on the workforce needs of today and beyond.

High Education Affordability is Regents' Top Priority
PIERRE, S.D. – Keeping higher education affordable continues to be a top priority for the Board of Regents (BOR) and its institutions. During the BOR July meeting this week, board members outlined their budget priorities for the 2024 fiscal year, with a tuition freeze for public universities at the top of the list.