ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents has honored a regent who is retiring after 18 years.
James Hansen was given an honorary Doctorate of Public Service for his work in South Dakota on Wednesday. In addition to his nearly two decades on the Board of Regents, Hansen has spent time as a K-12 educator and served as secretary of the South Dakota Department of Education.
While on the Board of Regents, Hansen has served as secretary, vice president and president.
Regents president Kathryn Johnson says Hansen has always been a strong advocate for students.
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