Besides our internal efforts in enhancing our program, we also rely on external expertise to guide our program to achieve the objectives of the Department of Computer Science.

The Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) consists of academic and industry leaders in the computing community who provide us with the latest knowledge of current trends in the computing industry. Advice from the IAB helps to keep our program responsive to industry needs, and up to date with industry practices. The board members are voluntarily participating in our commitment to educate the next generation of computing professionals. The board meets bi-annually and as needed.

Current Board Members

  • Troy Larson, (Board Chair) SVP-Information Systems, Meta Bank
  • Hesham H. Ali, Dean, College of Informational Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Ken Klinner, CITT Supervisor Lead, EROS Center
  • Tyler Brenden, CIO, Total Card Inc.
  • Ken Keiser, Program Manager, Citi Bank
  • Scott Grosenheider, Director of IT Applications, Wells Enterprise
  • Mark Hensley, Application Development Sr. Manager, Citi Bank
  • Kasandra Girard, Academic and Career Planning Center, USD
  • Ali Lennon, USD Foundation
  • David Koval, USD Student

Join Our Board

If you work at a company that is a potential employer of our students and would like to serve on our Industrial Advisory Board, email Chair Jose Flores at