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Janelle Toman, Director of Information and Institutional Research
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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 7, 2003

District 9 Lawmakers Host Board of Regents at Hartford

HARTFORD - A town meeting on South Dakota public higher education is being hosted Oct. 23 at the West Central High School in Hartford by District 9 lawmakers.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium. Representatives of the South Dakota Board of Regents, its staff, and public university presidents will be on hand to visit with area residents.

Demographic shifts occurring across South Dakota mean fewer traditional college-age students in the future, along with more non-traditional students and a significant increase in South Dakota’s older populations.

Local legislators, who extended the invitation to the Regents to meet in Hartford, said the ideas exchanged at this meeting would help South Dakota’s public higher education system better plan for the future.



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