PIERRE, SD -
A vice president of Avera Health is the newest member of South Dakota's Board of Regents.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Bob Sutton, of Pierre, to the board that governs public higher education in the state. Sutton begins serving April 5. He will succeed James Hansen, of Pierre, who is retiring from the board after 18 years.
Sutton has a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's in public administration, both from the University of South Dakota. He is Avera's vice president for community relations. He also has held leadership positions with the South Dakota Community Foundation, the South Dakota Association of County Officials and the South Dakota Bankers Association.
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