Human Resources

At the South Dakota Board of Regents, we’re responsible for recruiting the best team to advance student development across our regental institutions. As a strategic partner, our human resources department will deliver high-quality and innovative training and professional development opportunities to help guide education forward for South Dakota.


Human Resources aspires to be a model of excellence and leadership, delivering strategic human resources services and solutions that support the strategic plan of the SD Board of Regents and its individual institutions.


As a strategic partner with system and institutional leadership, human resources will deliver high-quality, innovative, and efficient human resources programs, solutions, and services. We will promote a culture of excellence that will attract, engage, and retain high-quality employees and positively influence the applicable teaching, research, and service missions of the institutions.

Human Resource Objectives

  • Implement an HR organizational structure and service delivery model that aligns and integrates resources across the system in order to elevate human resources as a strategic partner.
  • Define the role of human resources and implement strategies and practices to support the transformation from transactional to strategic.
  • Establish a ‘Centers of Excellence’ model for human resources services to improve the employee experience, reduce duplication, and build human resources expertise.
  • Implement strategies and programs to attract, engage, and retain the best talent to support the system’s strategic goals and missions of the individual institutions and to meet the human resources service needs of the system and institutions.
  • Align talent management processes to ensure that compensation and performance management systems are supporting the goals of the Board and university and are meaningful to the employees and supervisors.
  • Engage with campus leadership in strategic workforce planning through the development of processes to holistically assess current state and forecast future needs.
  • Modernize and streamline processes to ensure consistent, efficient, and solution-focused services for current and potential employees through continuous improvement efforts.
  • Establish common human resources best practices, guidelines, and policies to ensure consistency and reduce risk and liability for the system.
  • Establish and refine data metrics to inform and influence strategic, data-driven decision-making.
  • ​Develop strong leaders through training and development opportunities to ensure that supervisors and employees are appropriately prepared for their roles.

Employee RESOURCES​​

Policies and Employee Procedures: Office of the Executive Director, Regents Information Systems, and Enrollment Services Center

System Guidelines and FAQS


The Total Rewards Philosophy, driven by our mission and Strategic Plan, aims to ensure that SDBOR and its affiliated institutions are desirable places to work, learn, and grow both professionally and personally for our employees. At heart, we are a community dedicated to the enrichment and advancement of educational opportunities within the State of South Dakota and beyond. Our culture is one that values collaboration, community, and openness, with a focus on providing our employees with a competitive and balanced Total Rewards package. We strive to have a clear, transparent, understandable program that aligns with our values and principles and adheres to the System’s resources as well as federal, state, and local regulations. ​

Benefits Package

The SD Board of Regents health and wellness benefits are provided through the State of South Dakota. The goal of the benefits program is to offer quality, affordable health care, and flexible benefits options. The health plan has partnered with StayWell to provide the benefit Well-Being Program to provide you tools and resources to look and feel your best. Employees also have access to an Employee Assistance Program at no cost. It is also available to employee dependents. ​

For more information, please visit the SD Bureau of Human Resources website.


The SD Board of Regents is a covered employer in the SD Retirement System. In addition, SDBOR provides various options for employees to contribute to 403(b), 457, and 457 Roth accounts.

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Human Resources Staff

System Chief Human Resources Officer

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Senior Classification and Compensation Specialist​