Regents stand behind hiring of Wilson at SDSMT - KOTA Territory News

Regents stand behind hiring of Wilson at SDSMT

By KRISTI EATON
Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The executive director of the South Dakota Board of Regents says a new report showing that the incoming president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology collected nearly half a million dollars in questionable payments has not changed the Board's support in her hiring.

A new Department of Energy inspector general report shows that Heather Wilson failed to provide documentation for work she did to earn payments from four federally funded nuclear labs in New Mexico.

Jack Warner with BOR says he has spoken with Wilson and is confident Wilson performed what was expected of her.

The Board of Regents hired Wilson, a former U.S. representative, to lead the 2,400-student campus nestled in the Black Hills in April.

Wilson begins the job next week.

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