Dakota State University in Madison has received approval to name its new information technology building after one of its donors. The Board of Regents approved the request this week as part of its meeting in Brookings. DSU asked to name the building the “Beacom Institute of Technology” after Miles and Lisa Beacom. The Beacoms pledged two-and-a-half-million dollars toward the construction of the institute of technology building. An additional two-and-a-half million dollar pledge was also received from T. Denny Sanford for the building. Miles Beacom is a 1981 graduate of Dakota State, and is currently the CEO of First Premier Bankcard. The Beacoms have also established an endowment at DSU, and support an annual scholarship, as well as DSU athletics.
The Beacom Institute of Technology is planned to be built just south of Heston Hall on Washington Avenue in Madison. The name is effective on June 1st.