$60M Invested into Dakota State University’s Cybersecurity Program, Building

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – 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.

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state is giving an additional $10 million to the project and he expects the federal government to kick in an additional $20 million.

Miles Beacom calls it a “historic moment” for Dakota State.

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