|The regents' executive director coordinates preparation and submission of legislative bills authorized by the board; monitors the progress of legislation affecting higher education; provides reports to the board, the presidents, and superintendents; and presents testimony - as authorized by the Board of Regents - on legislation that affects the public higher education system.
Higher Education Policy in the News:
January 31, 2017 -- The six public universities in South Dakota generate $2.66 billion a year in annual economic impact within the state, from a state investment of $197 million. That's a key finding from a research report that measures public higher education's impact on the state economy.
December 7, 2016 -- An estimated 33,000 new jobs are expected to be created in South Dakota between 2012 and 2022. The state's challenge is to supply an adequate pool of skilled workers to fill those positions. New data confirm a robust majority of students who graduate from South Dakota's six public universities remain in state after completing a degree, but that efforts must intensify to boost graduate production going forward.
September 21, 2016 -- Fall enrollment at South Dakota's six public universities increased slightly compared to last year, up one-quarter of one percent, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported. Headcount enrollment was up by 92 students across the entire system.
August 4, 2016 -- An initial effort to establish a statewide education attainment goal to meeting growing workforce demands across South Dakota takes an important step forward.
August 4, 2016 -- The latest analysis of where college freshmen end up attending school demonstrates South Dakota retains its status as a net importer of college freshmen.
2016 Board of Regents' News Releases