Laurie Nichols

BOR Enrollment Down, Retention Up for Fall 2020

17 hours ago
South Dakota Board of Regents

Fall enrollment is down in the state’s public university system for a third year in a row, but Board of Regents leadership says it’s not all bad news.

The fall 2020 headcount for the state’s six public universities is down 2.8%. That’s a loss of 954 students system-wide from last year’s enrollment. It’s not the worst drop in recent memory, but the decrease continues a trend that started in 2018.

BOR executive director Brian Maher says there is some good news: 2019’s first-year students came back this fall at a higher rate than previous years.

Nichols Responds To FOIA Ruling In Wyoming

Jan 6, 2020
Black Hills State University

The new Black Hills State University President is responding to a ruling by a Wyoming judge over releasing documents related to her dismissal from the University of Wyoming.

Following Laurie Nichols’ departure with Wyoming’s flagship university in March, the Casper Star-Tribune and WyoFile filed multiple records request related to the decision.

Nichols calls it an interesting situation.


In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 2

Each month, Chuck Parkinson hosts Where Do We Go From Here from the South Dakota Community Foundation Gallery in Rapid City. Today's episode explores how Black Hills colleges are partnering to enhance opportunities.

Ann Bolman, President of Western Dakota Tech, joins Parkinson on In The Moment for a preview.