Regents schedule SDSU Division hearing Dec. 4

Regents schedule SDSU Division hearing Dec. 4 The South Dakota Board of Regents will hold a public hearing Dec. 4 in Sioux Falls to take comments on the feasibility of South Dakota State University moving its NCAA athletic program classification from Division II to Division I-AA.

The hearing is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in rooms 272-273 at USDSU, 2205 Career Drive, Sioux Falls. Testimony from representatives of the SDSU campus community (students, faculty, alumni, and foundation) will be taken for one hour, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Members of the public and others not directly associated with SDSU may testify between 1 and 2 p.m.

�This is an appropriate time for the Board of Regents to hear from the public and interested parties on this issue,� said regents� Executive Director Robert T. Tad Perry. �SDSU officials have been reviewing the existing athletic program and the opportunities and challenges of change for some time.�

Input gathered at the public hearing will be helpful to the Board of Regents as it considers this issue, Perry said. No decision will be made at the Dec. 4 hearing.

Time will be limited for testimony, so individuals who represent the campus community or the general public are asked to register with the Board of Regents� office if they wish to testify on Dec. 4. Call the board office at (605) 773-3455 or send an e-mail to janellet@ris.sdbor.edu to register. Persons who do not register in advance may not be assured of a time to speak.

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