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Three Recognized for Higher Education Service

The South Dakota Board of Regents has recognized the contributions of three men who served a combined 26 years as members of the board.
Regents adopted resolutions of recognition for Randy Schaefer of Madison and Kevin V. Schieffer at the March regents’ meeting, while Jim Morgan '69/'71 M.S. of Brookings was recognized at today’s teleconference meeting. All three left the board recently after their appointed terms were completed.
The resolutions honored the three for their work to ensure that “public resources were invested wisely to achieve the academic, research, and service missions of the Board of Regents’ system.”
Schaefer was first appointed to the board in 2009, while Schieffer served since 2013 and Morgan since 2015. Both Schaefer and Schieffer served for a time as regents’ president, and Morgan was the board’s vice president since 2020. Gov. Kristi Noem recently appointed regents Tony Venhuizen of Sioux Falls, Tim Rave of Baltic, and Jeff Partridge of Rapid City to fill the vacancies.
Also today, regents elected Pam Roberts as the board’s vice president and Jim Thares as board secretary. John W. Bastian was re-elected as president of the board earlier this year.