Search for Opportunity Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs directors ongoing

Currently, the Opportunity Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs do not have directors, but committees are in the process of interviewing potential candidates.   John Howe, the chair for the search for the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, said the office is for the entire campus, focusing largely on students and will be […]

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New Opportunity Center awaits leadership

The University of South Dakota in accordance with the South Dakota Board of Regents, opened the new Opportunity Center on Jan. 1.  This new Opportunity Center will solely be an office space that will work in unison with the Student-Centered Space. The Student-Centered Space replaced the former Center for Diversity and Community adjacent to the […]

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The future of the CDC and Opportunity Center

On Jan. 1, 2022, the new Opportunity Center will be implemented on USD’s campus. Along with the change, the Center for Diversity and Community (CDC) will be reimagined. The space will have a Multicultural Affairs office and will be open for all student organizations. Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Students Kim Grieve […]

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Opportunity Center stakeholder meetings held, planning for Opportunity Center continues

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Volante’s Bennett Clary and Miles Amende contributed for this article. The third and final Opportunity Center stakeholder meeting was held Oct. 25, in which members of the Opportunity Center Task Force met with the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Environmental Club to gather input on how the center should operate.  Laura McNaughton, university President Sheila Gestring’s chief of staff, said the plan is for the […]

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SGA hears student concerns about CDC, requests formal plans for the Opportunity Center

The Student Government Association (SGA) heard concerns from students involved in Spectrum about the Opportunity Center at Tuesday’s meeting. SGA also passed Senate Bill 68, Senate Resolution Eight and Senate Resolution 11 as an emergency resolution. SGA introduced Senate Resolutions 10 and tabled Senate Resolution Nine. Isabel Young, the president of Spectrum, expressed concerns about […]

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USD students, faculty voice CDC concerns at “Opportunity for All” listening session

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Volante’s Verve Editor Bennett Clary and Managing Editor Miles Amende contributed to this story. The USD committee working on the South Dakota Board of Regents’ (SDBOR) “Opportunity for All” action plan held a listening session Sept. 28 to report on the committee’s progress and receive feedback from USD students and faculty. The […]

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