Noem appoints Rave, Partridge to South Dakota Board of Regents

PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem announced Monday that she will appoint Tim Rave and Jeff Partridge to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

“Tim Rave and Jeff Partridge are two seasoned, thoughtful public servants who care deeply about higher education in our state,” said Gov. Noem. “I know they will be excellent regents, and I thank them for their willingness to serve.”

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Rave is president and CEO of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations. He served in the State House of Representatives from 2003 – 2011, and was Speaker of the House for two years. He then served in the State Senate from 2011 – 2015 and was the Senate Majority Leader from 2013 – 2015.

Rave is from Baltic and graduated South Dakota State University and the University of Sioux Falls. He will succeed Jim Morgan of Brookings.

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Partridge is the president of Partridge Financial Services in Rapid City. He served on the City Council from 2003 – 2005, including as Vice President. Partridge served in the State House of Representatives from 2015 – 2017 and then in the State Senate from 2017 – 2021 and spent all six years on the Joint Appropriations Committee.

Partridge is from Rapid City and graduated from Augustana University. He will succeed Randy Schaefer of Madison.

Rave and Partridge will serve six year terms on the Board of Regents through March 31, 2027. The nine-member board is the constitutional governing board for the state’s six public universities and oversees the state’s two special schools.

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