Pulling off the interstate and arriving back in Spearfish on a Friday night in the 1980s, it was the voice of Charlie Schad over the PA system at an athletic event that would welcome you home. The family of Dr. Charles (Charlie) and Nyla Schad recently established a scholarship in their memory at Black Hills State University. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time this fall.
Black Hills State University President Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., has been selected to serve as President of Humboldt State University (HSU) in Arcata, Calif. An interim president will be chosen soon to lead BHSU while the South Dakota Board of Regents commences a national search for the next permanent president at the Spearfish campus.
Youssef Kaabi, an international student at Black Hills State University from Tunisia, placed in the national debate tournament in Shreveport, La., this spring, continuing a five-year streak of BHSU national debate success.
Black Hills State University is collaborating with South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to offer a new degree at Mines integrating business and management principles with engineering and science. The Board of Regents approved the program starting this fall. The university in Rapid City will collaborate with the College of Business and Natural Sciences at BHSU to offer the degree, including an option for online delivery. Each university will offer coursework related to their approved mission, with engineering courses provided by SDSM&T, while business-related coursework will come from BHSU.
Black Hills State University President Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., made a quick trip to Dickinson, N.D., this month to present diplomas to six graduating members of the BHSU Rodeo Team who were competing in a two-day event in the neighboring state. The rodeo team capped off their season with key wins and strong placement for the College National Finals Rodeo this summer.