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A town meeting on South Dakota public higher education is being hosted Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Hudson Street Hall in Spearfish by District 31 lawmakers.

Representatives of the South Dakota Board of Regents, its staff, and public university presidents will be on hand to visit with area residents. The public is invited to attend.

“In today’s world, businesses develop where there is a highly-educated and talented workforce,” said Regents President Harvey C. Jewett, in the release. “To be competitive in a global economy, South Dakota’s higher education system must respond to this ever-changing work environment. Through the continual re-evaluation of what we deliver at the public universities, and by developing new programs to meet new needs, the regents are able to quickly respond to these challenges.”