Gestring inaugurated as USD President

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – Sheila Gestring was inaugurated Wednesday as the 18th President of the University of South Dakota. Dozens of public and private college officials joined in the ceremony at Slagle Hall.

Gestring says her message was the need to provide more opportunities.

Gestring says the University needs resources to help more students.

The University also lowered out of state tuition. Gestring says that is working out well.

Gestring says her immediate priority is to convince the legislature to help fund the “Dakota Promise” needs based scholarship program.