Venhuizen named to Board of Regents

Venhuizen named to Board of Regents Gov. Mike Rounds has named Tonnis H. "Tony" Venhuizen, a junior at South Dakota State University, to serve on the South Dakota Board of Regents as the student regent.

The South Dakota Board of Regents is the constitutional governing board for South Dakota's six public universities and two special schools. The board is composed of nine voting members appointed by the governor. One of the nine members is a students regent. A student regent must be enrolled in a postsecondary institution governed by the board. The term for a student regent is two years.

Venhuizen is a 2001 graduate from Armour High School. He was named a National Merit Scholar and an SDSU Stephen F. Briggs Scholar. He is currently a junior pursuing a double major at SDSU in political science and history.

His activities at SDSU include the Statesmen men's Choir, the SDSU Honors College Student Organization, and the SDSU College Republicans.

Venhuizen fills the vacant student regent seat left open by Shane Penfield who resigned from the board upon graduation from The University of South Dakota School of Law.

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