SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls School Board says Robert Griggs will be the new president of Southeast Technical Institute.

The board says he'll start his tenure at the Sioux Falls tech school on Sept. 1.

Griggs has previously worked in Minnesota at Bemidji State University and at Northwest Technical College.

Sioux Falls School Board President Kent Alberty says Griggs "rose to the top" of a field of more than 60 candidates.

Rich Kluin, vice president of finance and operations at Southeast Tech, will be the interim president until September.

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