Roberta Ambur is the Vice President of Information Technology at The University of South Dakota. She is responsible for Technology Services and Information Services. She also chairs the Information Technology Advisory Council and is a member of the Executive Team.
Ms. Ambur has been instrumental in implementing innovative technology at The University of South Dakota to enhance the education of its students. In 2001, she helped lead the initiative to introduce Palm(TM) Handheld computers on campus, making The University of South Dakota the first in the U.S. to require Palm Handhelds for first-year students. In January 2003, the University was was one of 14 companies nationwide recognized for exceptional use of network technology to further business objectives.
Also in January 2003, Roberta Ambur was recognized by Computerworld as one of the 10 Best in Class of the business world's Premier 100 IT Leaders. Ambur was selected from hundreds of nominees and individuals who have creatively applied technology to execute their organization's business strategy. The Premier 100 IT Leaders awards recognizes exceptional technology leadership, innovative approaches to business challenges, and effective execution of comprehensive IT strategies.
Prior to joining The University of South Dakota in August 2001, she served as Chief Business Officer at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota since 1996. Previously she served as Comptroller of Sorenson Broadcasting, a company that operated radio stations in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. She has also held various administrative positions in the utility industry with Midwest Power Systems Inc. and South Dakota Network TeleCommunications.
Ms. Ambur is a graduate of The University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Math Education and a Masters in Business Administration in Management Information Systems. She also received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in 1986.