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Gov. Dennis Daugaard Talks Life and Career on Credit Hour

Daugaard credit hour photo. Gov. Daugaard talks life and career on the USD podcast Credit Hour.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota distinguished alumnus, Gov. Dennis Daugaard, reflected on his life and career during an interview on the USD podcast Credit Hour.

“I know for sure I’ve had just a great life,” said Daugaard. “And I know for sure I am a very lucky man.”

The wide-ranging discussion covered a variety of topics including his experience attending a one-room country schoolhouse, driving a bus during law school in Chicago, his path to public service and what advice he’d offer the next governor.

“From his favorite childhood memory to his best and most challenging days in office, Gov. Daugaard opens up about some of the most consequential days of his administration,” said Michael Ewald, host of Credit Hour.

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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