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Dakota State University students seek answers to faculty changes

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 A few recent faculty changes at Dakota State University have several current and former students looking for answers.

The university recently took two well-liked faculty members, out of their leadership positions and sent them back to the classroom.      

KSFY News asked the school 'why?'

Andrew Kramer is one of several Dakota State University students looking for answers.

"All we're asking for is answers here. We're concerned. We're worried about the school that we love so much, and the teachers that we care about. We'd like to know more," Kramer said.

Some students on campus want to know why the university relieved two well-liked faculty members of their leadership duties at the College of Business and Information Systems.

"We understand that changes take place. We're certainly not asking for those to be reversed. We're just curious why this change was made. We would like a public discussion with Dr. Borofsky and with the South Dakota Board of Regents to ask questions," Kramer said.

The university calls sending dean Tom Halverson and assistant dean Wayne Pauli back to teaching, a personnel issue.

Dakota State University associate director of public relations and marketing, Erica Clements said "as you can tell with the students being very vocal, they do have a great connection with the students. We're committed to putting people in places where they excel, and they excelled in the classroom, so they'll be going back to teach full-time."

"On a very personnel level, both Dr. Halverson and Dr. Pauli, are very approachable. They're always willing to provide whatever resources you need, whatever help you need. You can go into their office and talk to them, and i'm forever grateful to them for that," Kramer said.

"They'll be able to work with the students more than they have in the past because they will be in the classroom more. They'll still be able to use their expertise, and their knowledge and it will only make for a better education for them as well," Clements said.

The school says it hired an interim dean for the school while it searches for new candidates to fill the open positions.
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