Governor Appoints USD Student Conrad Adam to Board of Regents

Image Conrad Adam USD's Conrad Adam will serve as the student member of the South Dakota Board of Regents.

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard said he will appoint University of South Dakota student Conrad Adam, of Pierre, to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Adam will serve as the student member of the Board of Regents. He is entering his junior year at USD, where he is majoring in finance.

“Conrad Adam will be an excellent representative of the student perspective on the board,” said the governor. “He is an impressive young man, and I appreciate his willingness to take on this role.”

“I am honored to be appointed by Governor Daugaard as student regent,” Adam said. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of students in our state university system.”

The South Dakota Board of Regents is the state governing board for the six state universities and two special schools. The student member is one of the board’s nine members and is a full voting member of the board.

Adam will succeed Joseph Schartz, who concluded three years of service on the board this month following his graduation from South Dakota State University.


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.


Michael Ewald
USD News