Deb Schroeder holds a B.S. Ed. (1975) and M.B.A. (1980), both from Kearney State College. She was employed by KSC as a computer programmer and systems analyst from 1975-1978 and, after working for three years at a private software development firm, she returned to her alma mater as an Instructor of Computer Science. In 1982 she was hired as a systems analyst to transition administrative applications from punched-card based records to on-line data bases. In 1994 she became the Assistant Director of Computer Services; she served as Interim Director of Computer Services from 1997-2000; and was appointed to her current position as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology in 2000. She is also serving as co-chair of the Network Nebraska-Education Advisory Group representing the higher education sector and is a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital Board of Directors. Previously she was a presenter at national SIS user group meetings (1994-1998); has been recognized as a recipient of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents KUDOS Award; and served on the UNK Staff Senate (2004-2007).
“The most rewarding thing about teaching is seeing people get the material, get better at using their skills or become more effective at really helping people. It’s really neat to watch the growth that happens.”