Regents name Black Hills State’s next president
Steve Elliott has military and arts background, comes to Spearfish from Wayne State College
The South Dakota Board of Regents has chosen a Nebraska university administrator to take over the top leadership role at Black Hills State University.
After a months-long hiring search, the Regents announced Thursday they’d selected Steve Elliott to be BHSU president when outgoing President Lauri Nichols retires at the end of the semester this fall.
"I am honored and humbled to accept the position as Black Hills State University's next president," said Elliott, who will come to Spearfish after most recently serving as vice president of Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. "Black Hills State and the surrounding region have exciting potential. I look forward to working with the State of South Dakota and the communities we serve to develop new academic opportunities, expand partnerships, and continue building Black Hills State University's outstanding reputation. My family and I are truly excited about becoming part of the vibrant and growing Spearfish community."
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