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

​Harvey C. Jewett

Harvey C. Jewett, Aberdeen, earned a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of South Dakota. He is currently president and chief operating officer of The Rivett Group, L.L.C.; a partner in the law firm of Siegel, Barnett, and Schutz. He ha served as the president and chair of the Great Plains Education Foundation since its founding in 1999. He was the president and chair of Jewett Wholesale Drug Co. from 1975 through 2008. Jewett has served on the boards of the Education Assistance Corporation, Student Loan Finance Corporation, the USD Law School Foundation, Great Plains Education Foundation, Norwest Bank South Dakota, Children's Home Society, and Super 8 Motels, Inc. where he served as president for many years. He also served for 20 years on the Board of Trustees of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. He served there as the chair of the Audit Committee, including chairing the Joint Audit Committee of St. Benedict and University of St. John's of Collegeville, MN. Regent Jewett was appointed in 1997 by Governor Janklow and reappointed in 1999. Regent Jewett was reappointed by Governor Rounds in 2005 and again by Governor Daugaard in 2011. His term will expire in 2017. Regent Jewett served as president of the Regents from 1999-2009.


Location:                          Aberdeen
Appointed: 1997
Appointed by: Governor Janklow
Term expires: 2017
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