South Dakota School of Mines Names Former Sidney Resident as New Vice President for Academic Affairs
September 2, 2020
RAPID CITY, SD — Lance Roberts, Ph.D., is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota Mines. Roberts previously served as interim provost, professor, and head of the Department of Mining Engineering and Management.
Roberts is an alumnus, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Mines before finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2006. Roberts also brings his experience in industry to the provost’s office. Just prior to joining the faculty at South Dakota Mines, he worked for three years as senior vice p...