NEW! Free Speech - Intellectual Diversity Efforts (2018-2019)
2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION:
|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 5, 2018 -- New students from adjacent states will soon experience the South Dakota Advantage, a tuition program that state public universities will offer, starting next summer, to new freshmen and new transfer students from six surrounding states.
August 10, 2018 -- The South Dakota Board of Regents agreed to four budget priorities for the coming year, including a comprehensive state financial aid program and first-ever funding of inflationary costs. The regents’ budget request overall seeks $8.9 million in additional ongoing state resources linked to specific priorities of the six public universities and two special schools.
September 20, 2018 -- Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down about 2 percent in full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today.