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Release Date Monday, October 4, 2021

Mines Hosts Community Update on Higher Education Task Force

The public is invited to attend the Higher Education Task Force outreach session at South Dakota Mines on Oct. 5.

The South Dakota Board of Regents will hold an outreach session at South Dakota Mines on Oct. 5 to follow up on the work of a higher education task force that met over the past year. The public is invited to attend.

This meeting will update the local community and state legislators about the Senate Bill 55 Task Force process and recommendations, in advance of a final report to be issued by Nov. 15. Representatives of the Board of Regents, its staff, and Mines President Jim Rankin will be on hand to visit with area residents.

The task force takes its name from a bill approved by the 2020 South Dakota Legislature, which directed the Board of Regents to study the operations and functions of higher education institutions under the regents’ control.

The session at South Dakota Mines will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the Classroom Building, Room 204, 501 E. St. Joseph St.

More information from the Board of Regents can be found here.

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