DSU and Concordia College in Moorhead enter new partnership

Dakota State University and Concordia College in Minnesota are entering into a partnership,  allowing students to participate in a collaboration and exchange program in critical languages, cybersecurity, or technology. The agreement was approved at the South Dakota Board of Regents meeting in May.

Concordia is home to a recognized language training center for the U.S. Department of Defense, offering education in the critical languages of Russian, Arabic, Korean, and Chinese, and will offer DSU students a variety of learning experiences in language development.

Dakota State brings experience with cyber-intensive and cyber-infused programs, along with three Center of Academic Excellence designations from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. 

The relationship is intended to create opportunities for Concordia students to take courses at DSU, or participate in training opportunities to earn badges, certificates, or graduate degrees in cybersecurity, network security, artificial intelligence, cyber leadership and intelligence, and other technology-specific disciplines.

DSU President José-Marie Griffiths says that, through this new partnership, students will be better equipped to accomplish their goals by becoming more competent in communication skills or technology.