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Abbott Released From Hospital, Recovering

Photo of USD President Jim Abbott. USD President James W. Abbott

VERMILLION, S.D. — University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott was released from the hospital today after suffering a heart attack this weekend.

Abbott is expected to make a full recovery and is resting comfortably. He is very grateful for the quality care and attention he received from Sanford Vermillion and the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

He is also appreciative to all those who have reached out and expressed their well-wishes and support.


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 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News