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History Made at Inaugural WDT Board of Trustees Meeting

History was made at Western Dakota Tech when the college's first Board of Trustees meeting took place on July 15. Judge Heidi Linngren, who is also an adjunct instructor at WDT, began the meeting by swearing in the new Board Members. Board meeting and member information is available at

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Remembering Ken "Doc" Gifford

With great sadness, we learned of the passing of Ken "Doc" Gifford this last weekend. Doc was Director (President) of our college from 1982-2000 and his accomplishments were many. When you walk into our beautiful building, you can thank Doc Gifford as he was instrumental in its construction. 

Doc Gifford was the recipient of WDT's first Exceptional Legacy Leader Award in 2019. His contributions to our college will be remembered.

Click to watch the video of Doc talking about his time at WDT during a 2017 interview.

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Congratulations, High School Graduates!

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WDT Approved to Form S.D.'s First Technical College Local Education Agency

New Board to Include Trustees from Outside Rapid City 

A decision by the South Dakota Board of Technical Education (BoTE) will be monumental in the future course of Western Dakota Tech (WDT). By unanimous vote, following a special hearing, the board approved the college’s petition to become the first Local Education Agency in S.D. on May 21.

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