Bob Jensen
Director of Assessment Technology and Information Services
Sioux Falls School District

A graduate of Southeast Tech in both 1969 and 1974 with two Computer Programming diplomas, Bob Jensen is the Director of Assessment Technology and Information Services for the Sioux Falls School District.

Bob was certain of his desire to enter the fascinating and new world of computers after visiting with representatives from IBM at a college career day at his high school in Watertown. At the time, Bob was entering such a new field of study that many of his counterpoints thought it ridiculous, even a ‘lost career path’.

Sticking to his instinct that computers were the wave of the future, Bob researched to find training that would put him on the cutting edge of this innovative technology. That search brought him to Southeast Tech. “Through my research, Southeast Tech offered the training that I was looking for so I enrolled into the program,” Bob shares.

Today, Bob manages 28 employees and his department serves 37 sites plus seven remote sites, 21,000 students, 1,600 teacher and 1,400 employees. “This job is always changing, it’s been a great field to be in and there’s never been a dull moment. It’s rewarding to see the excitement students have when they get to take advantage of the new technology we introduce to them. Southeast Tech gave me an excellent foundation to start my career and today is second to none with their technology they provide for students.”