SD Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Ave
Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501
605 773 3455

​State Legislative Resources

96th session of the South Dakota Legislature
January 12-March 29, 2021

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Free Speech - Intellectual Diversity Efforts (2018-2019)

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​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:

September 27, 2019 --  Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down 3 percent in full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. 
September 24, 2019 -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year $20 million ResearchInfrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 grant to the South Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR) and the South Dakota Board of Regents. The project is titled, “Beyond the 2020 Vision: Building Research, Education and Innovation Partnerships for South Dakota” and involves the six state universities, three tribal colleges, two private universities and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

April 3, 2019 --  To address a critical need for special education teachers across this state and region, the South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved offering a new online master’s degree in K-12 special education from Black Hills State University.



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