PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed South Dakota State University student Joseph Schartz to the state Board of Regents.
Schartz is from Humboldt and will be entering his sophomore year at SDSU, where he's pursuing a double major in journalism and agricultural business and a minor in political science.
Daugaard says Schartz is articulate, level-headed and thoughtful, and will make a great regent.
Schartz says he's grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board that governs the six state universities and two special schools. He succeeds Patrick Weber, who left the board last month following his graduation from the University of South Dakota law school.
The student member is one of the board's nine members and is a voting member.