Monday, 3:12 p.m.
Abbott was released from the hospital on Monday.
He is expected to make a full recovery and is resting comfortably. He said he was grateful for the care he received from Sanford Vermillion and the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, A press release from the university said.
The President’s office said there is yet to be a date established for his return to work.
Saturday, 7:13 p.m.
University President James Abbott suffered a heart attack Saturday morning.
A press release from the university said he drove himself to the emergency room in Vermillion, Saturday morning. He was then airlifted to Sioux Falls where he underwent surgery.
As of Saturday afternoon, Abbott was “resting comfortably,” said Roberta Ambur, vice president for administration and technology, in the press release.
Ambur said he will remain in the hospital for a few days to undergo testing, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.
In an email sent out to students, the office of the president added that no visitors are requested at this time.