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

​State Legislative Resources

95th session of the South Dakota Legislature
January 14-March 30, 2020

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NEW! 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. 
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.

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. 



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