2021 Legislative Handouts and Materials
Free Speech - Intellectual Diversity Efforts (2018-2021)
|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:
June 23, 2021 – Plans are underway to transition bachelor-level nursing education programs in western South Dakota from two universities to one. The recommendation comes from a state
task force that spent the past year studying efficiencies within the public university system.
June 23, 2021 – The South Dakota Board of Regents this week adjusted its policies to
account for the soon-to-be legal presence of medical marijuana in South Dakota. This comes
after voters approved Initiated Measure 26 in the last general election.
March 15, 2021 – South Dakota’s six public universities and two special schools are planning for a
return to more normal operations this fall.