|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:
March 30, 2022 – Thanks to significant financial support from the Legislature, the South
Dakota Board of Regents today froze tuition and mandatory fees for public university students
for the coming year.
January 27, 2022 – In an effort to reduce costs by moving to a system-wide food service provider,
the South Dakota Board of Regents issued a request for proposals (RFP) and Sodexo was chosen from the three responding vendors. Sodexo is a leader in food services and facilities
December 8, 2021 – Across six universities, South Dakota public higher education institutions
generated a total impact on the state’s economy of more than $2.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2019,
according to an economic contribution analysis released today. The study further concludes that
the economic activity of the public university system supported or sustained 12,354 jobs
throughout the state.
September 24, 2021 – Fall headcount enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is largely
unchanged from last year, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. System headcount
was down 121 students, a decline of 0.35 percent. Total headcount at the six public universities