Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Pam Roberts To Board Of Regents


Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Pam Roberts To Board Of Regents

pam robertsPIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Pamela S. Roberts, of Pierre, to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

“Pam Roberts is a strong leader with a reputation for sound management,” said Gov. Daugaard. “She will be an excellent leader in our university system and I thank her for taking on this role.”

Roberts retired in 2013 after a career in senior leadership roles, including Secretary of Labor, Commissioner of Personnel, and Chief of Operations, in the administrations of governors Janklow, Mickelson, Miller, Rounds and Daugaard. She is a 1977 graduate of South Dakota State University.

Roberts and her husband, Clay, operate their family’s ranch in Stanley and Lyman counties.  She is currently in the final year of a two-year term as chair of the South Dakota Republican Party.

“It’s a great honor to be appointed by Gov. Daugaard,” said Roberts. “A well educated workforce in South Dakota is vital to the development of our communities and their economies. I look forward to joining the Board and helping to continue their record of academic quality and student success.”

Roberts’ appointment is effective April 4. She will succeed Regent Terry Baloun of Sioux Falls, who is retiring from the board after completing two six-year terms.


17 Replies to “Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Pam Roberts To Board Of Regents”

  1. grudznick

    One of these days I expect to you, Mr. PP, appointed to one of these high-falootin’ boards. That will be a great day indeed.

    1. Daniel Buresh

      You must have forgotten he was apart of possibly the worst secretary of state office in the history of SD.

  2. Anonymous

    Pierre needs a house cleaning. It needs new blood and people who are filled with knowledge and not just political connections.

    1. Anonymous

      Oh, you mean political connections that got a former political director at the SDGOP a manager position as the SD Dept of Social Services? Those kind of connections? I absolutely agree.

  3. Anonymous

    Chronyism at it’s finest. She is qualified and more importantly to the deciders, she has “paid her party dues”, but again this is total, total, total, chronyism on display. Thought the SDGOP would have learned something during all these scandals, but they just keep saying FU to all of us.

  4. Cliff Hadley

    Good appointment.

    Complaints about cronyism? Meh. We’re a small state with a limited pool of talent and smarts. Roberts has both in abundance. Besides, the Board of Regents is a public body that’s, at heart, political. Don’t like politics? Too bad.

  5. Anonymous

    I found Ms. Roberts to be uninformed and lacking the basic legal knowledge when she ran the Dept. of Labor.

    So, she’ll be perfect for the BOR.

    1. Springer

      It is true that she didn’t pick very good people to run the divisions under her. Hope she makes better decisions in BOR.

    1. Anonymous

      The regents themselves are paid very little, if anything–they do get expenses for BOR business travel.

      The regents hire an executive director, who basically runs the system. The regents largely defer to the decisions & desires of the ED.

      The ED makes about $370,000. Yes, nearly, $400,000 for the small system.

      1. Anonymous

        $370k for the ED position for South Dakota….are you kidding me?

        That is ridiculous…