VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota President James Abbott was released from the hospital Monday after suffering a heart attack two days ago.
A USD spokeswoman in a release said Abbott is expected to make a full recovery and is resting comfortably. The spokeswoman said Abbott is grateful for the quality care and attention he received from Sanford Vermillion and the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, and is appreciative of those who shared wishes for a sound recovery.
Abbott, 69, was able to drive himself to the emergency room in Vermillion, and was later airlifted to Sioux Falls, undergoing surgery there.
Abbott is in his 20th year leading a university that has grown from 7,000 students to 10,000 since he became president.