Welcome to the South Dakota State University Alumni Association
Jackrabbit Advocates reference page.

Jackrabbit Advocates are a dedicated group of South Dakota State University alumni and friends committed to telling SDSU’s stories to elected officials, particularly those in South Dakota, about the importance of economic development, education, research and prosperity driven by SDSU. The advocacy initiative started in 2008.

Here you will find the most recent Advocate Materials for 2013

10.30.13 Legislative Calendar 2014 File

10.26.13 Jackrabbit Advocate Workshop Meeting Agenda File

8.13.13 President Obama signs bill lowering student loan rates. - Article

8.13.13 Board of Regents meeting agenda in Sioux Falls - Link

8.12.13 Need-based scholarship fund follow up story from the Aberdeen paper - Article

8.6.13 Close The Innovation Deficit - Link

8.6.13 Tim Nesbitt: On higher education does Oregon expect too much? - Article

8.6.13 University leaders call on Washington to close 'innovation deficit' - Article

8.6.13 Congress OKs cheaper student loans - Article

7.26.13 Public Higher Education in South Dakota: The Case for Grassroots Advocacy - (PDF)

IMPACT 2018 Strategic Plan - Link

7.25.13 South Dakota Regent Carole Pagones' retirement will be effective July 31st - Press Release

7.25.13 Information on PHELAP (Public Higher Education Legislative Advocacy Professionals) - Link

7.25.13 An alarming drop in state support - Article