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.
Deb also serves 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).