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

SDBOR Mission and Core Goals


The public university system contributes in vital and substantial ways to South Dakota's economic growth and well being. The public universities produce a competitive workforce, while also building a more robust economy for the state. Higher education and economic development go hand in hand. South Dakota public universities together generate about $2.66 billion in annual economic impact to the state, from a state investment of $197 million (based on FY2016 data).

In 2014, the South Dakota Board of Regents adopted a new strategic plan. As a formal statement of the Board's core goals, the 2014-2020 Strategic Plan provides a blueprint for advancing the university system's major priorities. The plan identifies four key priority areas – student success, academic quality and performance, research and economic development, and affordability and accountability – and ties each to a firm set of aspirational goals, intended outcomes, and defined action steps. Overall, the plan aims to establish a framework that will help to facilitate systematic, intentional, and goal-minded policymaking in the public university system.

The strategic plan will be reassessed in the coming year and the executive director will have a crucial role in its revision.  

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