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Working to keep state’s universities competitive

Posted: Thursday, May 16th, 2013

During a visit to The Brookings Register on Tuesday, South Dakota Board of Regents Executive Director Jack Warner, left, and regents President Dean Krogman discuss various topics related to the regents’ six universities. Photo by Ken Curley/Register

• But regents rely on outside money to keep price reasonable for students

BROOKINGS – By now the South Dakota Board of Regents is used to making unpopular decisions – including the decision to raise tuition and fees every year in recent history.

While they take the kickback about these price hikes and things like allowing alcohol in certain residence halls or sanctioning several research parks within the state, regents President Dean Krogman and Executive Director Jack Warner told The Register this week that the board approaches decisions with this in mind: To keep South Dakota universities competitive.

Regents have been meeting on the campus of South Dakota State University this week. Krogman and Warner stopped by The Register Tuesday to discuss a few of the many issues facing the state’s higher education system right now.

For the complete article see the 05-16-2013 issue.

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