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Level Funding Sought for Higher Education Budget
The public university system’s top budget priority for next year is to
maintain its general fund budget, avoiding further base funding cuts that jeopardize academic
quality and drive up costs to students.
Transfer Agreement Paves Way for Students to Complete Health Sciences Degree
A credit-transfer agreement between The University of South Dakota and
three technical institutes in South Dakota will ease the way for two-year technical education
students to complete a bachelor of science degree in health sciences.
Academic Program Requests Approved
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a request from Dakota
State University to deliver more of its academic offerings via the Internet. In other action, the
board also created a new energy-focused certificate program at Black Hills State University and
a minor in health sciences at The University of South Dakota.
Public Universities Engaged in Record Levels of Research
Total research awards to the six public universities in South Dakota exceeded
$154 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, a record setting year for research support in
the higher education system.
Gov. Rounds Appoints Student Regent
Gov. Mike Rounds has appointed Patrick Weber of Montrose to the South
Dakota Board of Regents. He will serve as the student regent and will be a formal member of
Warner to Chair National Higher Education Organization
Jack R. Warner, executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of
Regents, will become chair of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) October
1. He has served for the past year as the group’s chair-elect.