Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                             October 17, 2013    

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Black Hills State University Student Groups Honored

Student organizations from Black Hills State University were recognized for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work by the South Dakota Board of Regents.


Distance Education Continues to Grow

Nearly 22,000 students enrolled in a distance education course last year at South Dakota public universities. A new report presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents shows the popularity of distance education continues to grow, although the rate of growth slowed somewhat.

SDSU Approved for Ph.D. Degree in Biochemistry

South Dakota job growth in the biosciences is outpacing the nation, and South Dakota State University now has a new doctoral degree to prepare its graduates for high-tech careers in that growing field.


Other News



BHSU President Schallenkamp Announces Plans to Retire

Kay Schallenkamp, president of Black Hills State University since 2006, will retire from the South Dakota public higher education system at the end of the 2013-14 academic year, the South Dakota Board of Regents said. The announcement was made Friday on the Spearfish campus.


Fall Enrollment Stable at Public Universities; FTE Numbers Up

Enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities remained stable again this fall, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported. The number of full-time equivalent students being served was up by 313, while headcount enrollment was down only slightly.


Public Universities Grow Graduates by 33 Percent Since 2005

The trend of increasing graduate numbers at South Dakota public universities continues, as new data show the total number of students graduating with an associate or bachelor degree at the six public universities increased by 33 percent since 2005.