SD Board of Regents
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Pierre, SD 57501
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State Legislative Resources

90th session of the South Dakota Legislature
January 13-March 30, 2015

Links to 2014 Legislative Session

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Legislative Updates:

The regents' executive director coordinates preparation and submission of legislative bills authorized by the board; monitors the progress of legislation affecting higher education; provides reports to the board, the presidents, and superintendents; and presents testimony - as authorized by the Board of Regents - on legislation that affects the public higher education system.

Higher Education Policy in the News:


August 14, 2014 -- For the second consecutive year, the South Dakota Board of Regents has pledged to freeze in-state students’ tuition in exchange for more state government support. A $6.8 million budget request will be forwarded to Gov. Dennis Daugaard to prevent more higher education cost shifting to students, regents said.


July 28, 2014 -- Nineteen South Dakota college students have been awarded a state scholarship that supports new teachers who serve in critical-need teaching areas. Gov. Dennis Daugaard today announced the first recipients in the Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program.

December 5, 2013 – A new study conducted by the South Dakota Board of Regents finds that the state’s long-term economic health soon may be threatened by a shortage of qualified workers. The study further demonstrates the importance of graduating more South Dakotans with postsecondary degrees to meet that need.

December 5, 2013 -- A new report takes a look at the college-going challenges faced by American Indian students in South Dakota, and recommends specific strategies to support those students and ensure their success in postsecondary education.

2014 Board of Regents' News Releases

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