Photo of student dancing at African Night, an event held at the University of South Dakota

Embrace & Support Transparency, Inclusivity & Diversity

The University of South Dakota values transparency and is highly committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the institution. The incoming president should be highly communicative and authentically invested in the greater good of the campus and its faculty, staff and students.

It will be important for the next president to act with empathy, authenticity, warmth and a supportive nature while promoting and advocating for student, faculty and staff achievement and success. The president should be inclusive and work closely with faculty and staff to ensure they have the necessary resources and support to serve USD students. The campus is dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity, and it will be important for the next president to continue to prioritize these efforts.