SDBOR Central Office
The central office is located in the capital city of Pierre. Under the leadership of the CEO, system office staff members advocate on behalf of the eight institutions, facilitate collaboration and efficiencies among the institutions, and provide the necessary support to the Board to allow them to effectively lead the system. Candidates must commit to living within the state of South Dakota, but may reside in a city other than Pierre with Board approval. The selected Executive Director will be required to reside in Pierre during the legislative session, the legislature convenes annually from mid-January to mid-March.
The central office includes the following:
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota. Founded in 1880 on the Missouri River opposite Fort Pierre, Pierre has been the capital since South Dakota gained statehood on November 2, 1889, having been chosen for its location in the geographic center of the state. Fort Pierre itself was named after Pierre Chouteau Jr., an American fur trader of French origin. Pierre lies on rough river bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. It is a few miles away from Lake Oahe, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world and a very popular fishing and water recreation destination.
If the idea of retracing the historic footsteps of the explorers Lewis and Clark, marveling at the engineering intricacies of the Oahe Dam, or enjoying first-class hunting, fishing, and water recreation opportunities intrigues you, Pierre is the place to be. This laid-back capital city boasts a number of attractions and outdoor pursuits. Visit the beautifully restored South Dakota State Capitol or learn more about South Dakota history at the state's Cultural Heritage Center. Pack a picnic and spend the day walking or bicycling around Steamboat and Griffin parks or Farm Island and Oahe Downstream state recreation areas. Take the kids to the South Dakota Discovery Center and finish the day with a leisurely cruise on the Missouri River.