South Dakota Alpha Phi Bob Sutton, a member of the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2013, is the board’s new president.
Sutton is executive vice president of human resources for Avera Health in Sioux Falls and previously served as regional president and CEO of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.
Sutton is active in public and community service, having chaired the South Dakota Housing Development Authority and South Dakotans for the Arts and as a board member of Junior Achievement of South Dakota.
As a graduate of South Dakota’s public university system, Sutton said he is especially honored to serve as the Board of Regents’ president. He earned two degrees from the University of South Dakota: an undergraduate degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration.