1992 USD Graduate Honored by Nebraska Economic Developers Association

A 1992 University of South Dakota graduate has been honored by the Nebraska Economic Developers Association.

Joseph Pepplitsch, who majored in public administration and criminal justice studies at USD, was named NEDA's Professional of the Year. He is the city manager in Lexington, Nebraska, and involved in economic development.

An article about the honor appeared in Nebraska Ag Connection.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Michael Ewald
USD News