HR Center of Excellence

Classification and Compensation

The Classification and Compensation Center (CCC) was established in 2023 to lead compensation and classification strategies across the Board of Regents that support recruitment, retention, and compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, South Dakota administrative rules, and Board of Regents policies.

The CCC team, acting as a partner with university human resource departments, is responsible for the management and oversight of classification and compensation for the Board of Regents and its six universities and two special schools and partners with the university and special school human resources departments to ensure competitive and equitable and pay practices.

The Total Rewards Philosophy, driven by our mission and Strategic Plan, aims to ensure BOR 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.

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Contact Us


Cour​tney Jordan

Senior Classification and Compensation Specialist | (605) 773-3455​

Nilam Patel

Classification and Compensation Specialist | (605) 773-3455​