|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:
December 6, 2017 -- The supply of new jobs in South Dakota is growing, an estimated 7 percent increase in the decade ending in 2024. Those new jobs will be increasingly knowledge based, which challenge public universities and other education providers to supply enough skilled workers to fill those positions in a state where the working-age population is not growing.
October 4, 2017 -- Programs now available pave the way for technical school students to more easily earn a four-year degree from a South Dakota public university.
September 20, 2017 -- Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities increased slightly
compared to last year, up a third of one percent, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported