Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                             April 7, 2014     

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DSU and SDSU Approved for New High-Tech Degrees

The South Dakota Board of Regents has given its approval for a new doctoral degree in cyber security at Dakota State University, along with a plan for DSU and South Dakota State University to jointly offer master’s degrees in analytics and data science, building on each other’s unique academic strengths.

SDSU to Implement Intensive ESL Program

South Dakota State University will soon implement an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed at preparing students who speak a first language other than English to be admitted into nationally accredited higher education institutions.

Outstanding Student Organizations Honored

The South Dakota Board of Regents took time Wednesday to honor student organizations
from Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, and Northern State University for their
outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.


Redesign of Educational Leadership Programs Moves Forward

A statewide workgroup has recommended redesign of education leadership programs that prepare principals to work in South Dakota K-12 schools.

Tuition Buy-down Holds Line on Student Costs

Thanks to action by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the legislature, state-supported tuition and mandatory fees, along with program and delivery fees, will remain unchanged for resident students at South Dakota public universities next year.


Other News



New Leadership Tapped for Capital University Center

A long-time Pierre resident has been named as executive director of Capital University Center by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

University Center, Sioux Falls announces Craig Johnson as Executive Director

Craig Johnson, director of Winona State University-Rochester, has been named Executive Director of the University Center, Sioux Falls.



2014 Student Poster Session - Photo with Governor Daugaard

Undergraduate students from South Dakota colleges and universities demonstrated the importance of
research at the 2014 Student Poster Session in the Capitol Rotunda March 6th, 2014.


Turman Named System Vice President for Academic Affairs

Paul Turman, who has led academic assessment, research, and economic development efforts for the South Dakota Board of Regents, is the new system vice president for academic affairs, the board announced today.