SDSU to update Wokini Initiative

South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn will make a major announcement pertaining to facilities that support the Wokini Initiaitive. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and others will join him in for the announcement at 2 p.m. Thursday.

  • WHERE:    Northwest corner of Ben Reifel Hall, South Dakota State University, Brookings
  • WHEN:    Thursday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m.
  • WHO:    Brief remarks will be made by:
    South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn
    South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard;
    SDSU Provost Dennis Hedge;
    SDSU Vice President of Student Affairs Michaela Willis; and
    SDSU student Marisa Hare
  • Media Parking:    Parking will be available in the lot north of 8th Street and east of Campanile Avenue
  • CONTACTS:   
    Matt Schmidt, University Marketing and Communications, (605) 695-9966,
    Mike Lockrem, director of University Marketing and Communications,
(605) 695-0406

About the Wokini Initiative
The Wokini Initiative will offer programming and support to enrolled members of the nine tribal nations in South Dakota interested in gaining access to educational and advancement opportunities at South Dakota State University. The initiative will also enhance research and outreach collaborations and programs with tribes, tribal colleges and other tribal organizations in the state. The initiative will align student opportunities to pursue degrees that will impact communities and their tribes while recognizing the importance of family and native culture.

About South Dakota State University
Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution as well as its largest, most comprehensive school of higher education. SDSU confers degrees from six different colleges representing more than 200 majors, minors and specializations. The institution also offers 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. and two professional programs.

The work of the university is carried out on a residential campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.