University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Receives Governor's Award (SD UCEDD/LEND)

December 16, 2019

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has been awarded the Governor's 2019 Outstanding Employer Award by the State of South Dakota. This annual award recognizes exceptional hiring and employment practices by businesses and institutions in South Dakota regarding people with disabilities.

The medical school was recognized in the government/education/non-profit category. In the nomination and award, the medical school was commended for is long history of employing individuals with disabilities, providing flexible work and leave schedules, individualized furniture and equipment modifications, accessible facilities, as well as opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

The medical school is home to the South Dakota Center for Disabilities (SD UCEDD/LEND), a statewide organization providing training, clinical services, research and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families. The award was be presented by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem at an event held in the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre on Nov. 4, 2019.