Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Pam Roberts To Board Of Regents
PIERRE, 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.