Noem appoints two men to the SD Board of Regents

Governor Kristi Noem announces two appointments to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Noem has named former legislator Randy Frederick of Hayti and Vermillion businessman Randy Rasmussen to the board.

Frederick served for 12 years in the South Dakota State Legislature and was the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee for six years. He was also a member of Governor Rounds’ transition team. Rasmussen is currently the payroll supervisor for HoChunk, Incorporated.

Noem says the Board of Regents must revitalize the institutions under its control She says they will work to provide an education that prepares kids for the world they are entering “without indoctrinating them with harmful, divisive ideologies.”

Frederick will replace Jim Thares. Rasmussen will serve out the remainder of the term for the seat that John Bastian has been holding since his previous term expired.


June 8, 2023