The Latest: Gift boosts Dakota State’s cybersecurity program

The Latest on the $30 million donation to Dakota State University for its cybersecurity program (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

A South Dakota public university has received $30 million in private donations and $30 million in public commitments to help build its cybersecurity program.

Dakota State University President Jose-Marie Griffiths says the money should make the Madison college one of nation’s leaders in cybersecurity. She says it will allow the school to increase scholarships, hire more faculty and staff, and launch “new, relevant” academic programs.

The $30 million gift from T. Denny Sanford and Miles and Lisa Beacom was announced Sunday during a celebration for the new $11.4 Beacom Institute of Technology.

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