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Borofsky becomes Dakota State University's 22nd president

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MADISON (AP) -- The interim president of Dakota State University in Madison was given the job permanently Monday.

The South Dakota Board of Regents appointed David Borofsky to succeed Douglas Knowlton, who resigned to take a vice chancellor position with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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Borofsky most recently was provost and chief academic officer at Denver-based Westwood College, which has 18 sites in six states. He was named interim president at DSU in January and began his duties on campus in February.

Regents President Kathryn Johnson said Borofsky has exceeded expectations.

"He has excelled at building relationships between the campus and the Madison community and at raising private funds for the university," she said in a statement. "President Borofsky has been building a positive momentum for Dakota State University, and no one wanted to break that momentum."

During his career, Borofsky also has served as president of Bates Technical College in Washington state and vice president of Colorado Mountain College. He holds a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Rutgers, and a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Springfield College in Massachusetts.

Borofsky becomes Dakota State's 22nd president.

"I am impressed with the university faculty and staff and their commitment to quality education and superior service for our students, as well as to the success of Madison," he said in a statement.

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