Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                                          May 26, 2009      

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Campus Wireless Technology Plans Moving Forward

The South Dakota Board of Regents was updated on plans to install or upgrade wireless technology throughout the public university system. Supported by a new technology fee that will be charged beginning this summer, two-thirds of funds raised will be dedicated to building a robust infrastructure on all campuses to support wireless networks.

USD Students Recognized for Excellence

The South Dakota Board of Regents has presented student organizations at The University of South Dakota awards for their outstanding efforts in academics, community service, and leadership.

New Minors Approved at Mines and USD
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved new minors in geospatial technology and art history at two public universities.


University Center Ranked Tops in Quality by Undergraduates

As a history-making academic year for University Center draws to a close, the center’s executive dean says there are three key elements to continued successful growth of the public university presence in South Dakota’s largest city.

76% of South Dakota Public University Students “Swirl”

College students today are much more likely to earn credit from more than one institution, as well as take advantage of a growing number of distance education offerings. A new report shows that students at South Dakota public universities are no exception to this phenomenon known as “swirling.”


Other News


Six University Researchers Earn Grant Awards

Six South Dakota faculty members are receiving state grants to support their
individual research projects. The grants, to be matched by like amounts from their own university, are part of the state’s strategy to build public university capacity for research and technology development.


Jewett Recognized

Harvey C. Jewett, who served 10 years as president of the South Dakota Board of Regents, is recognized for his leadership and service.


Warner Named as Regents' Chief Executive

A veteran educator and higher education leader is the new executive
director and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Board of Regents. Jack R. Warner, who has served as commissioner of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education since 2002, will begin work in South Dakota July 8.