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USD's Aylward Recognized for Promoting Women in Higher Education

Jeremy Alward head shot Jeremy Aylward, coordinator of business operations and financial specialist in the USD School of Health Sciences, received the President's Award from the Central Association of College and University Business Officers.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Jeremy Aylward, coordinator of business operations and financial specialist in the University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences, is the recipient of the President’s Award presented by the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO).

Aylward was selected for the award because of his work promoting leadership opportunities for women in higher education. His role in organizing and helping to lead CACUBO’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) in 2019 was cited as one of his most outstanding accomplishments. He was the vice-chair for the inaugural event and is currently serving as chair of the 2020 Leadership Institute (LI). To finish out his term, Aylward will serve as the past chair for WLI in 2021.

CACUBO’s WLI was introduced into the longstanding LI lineup in 2019 to meet the ever-changing market needs surrounding leadership development. WLI was specifically designed for all women, regardless of current position, with leadership potential within the higher education industry as well as for men who strive to advance the leadership role of women in higher education. The LI platform is an immersive higher education leadership development experience that serves to helps professionals advance their careers and institutions elevate their teams

Aylward has worked at USD since 2012.


USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.


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