USD's Girard honored for 30 years of service Andrew Girard, senior building maintenance worker at The University of South Dakota, retired June 30 after 30 years of service.
An executive proclamation by Governor William J. Janklow declaring June 30 as "Andrew Girard Day" was presented to Girard at his retirement celebration. Girard also received a retirement certificate signed by USD President James W. Abbott during the celebration.
Girard will also receive a resolution signed by the South Dakota Board of Regents in recognition of his outstanding service.
Girard said he was surprised and pleased with the recognition. His retirement plans include continuing to pursue painting part-time as an independent contractor.
Girard has capably served higher education in the state of South Dakota for 30 years, coming to the USD Physical Plant on June 1, 1969. During his employment, he diligently and dependably painted campus hallways, offices and classrooms to provide a more pleasing appearance of the campus buildings, according to co-workers at USD.
Girard always provided courteous service to students, faculty, and staff while he worked to make the campus a great place to work and live.