Actively engaged with students and the region's businesses
Since her appointment as dean in 2000, Sueann R. Ambron has integrated the Business School into the fabric of the region’s business community. Executives from across the Rocky Mountain West actively participate in advisory boards, mentor students and provide opportunities for student interns to gain work experience before they graduate. Under the dean’s leadership, the Business School has worked with industry executives to develop innovative programs for health, global energy, entrepreneurship, sports management and sustainability. Today, the Business School is the largest accredited graduate school of business in the Rocky Mountain West—with more than 2,600 students—and a steady source of top workforce talent for the entire region.
"Mother of Multimedia"
Before joining the Business School, Dean Ambron gained international experience with Motorola as the general manager of the multimedia division. At Paramount and Viacom, she pioneered work in multimedia with such brands as Star Trek and MTV. Dean Ambron founded the Apple Multimedia lab that developed the first motion-picture and music prototypes integrating digital media. As the person who coined the term “multimedia” at Apple Computer, Ambron was named “Mother of Multimedia” by Wired magazine. Before joining the software industry, she served on the faculty of Stanford University. Dr. Ambron earned her Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Community outreach: A passion and a priority
Community involvement is a passion and priority for Dean Ambron, starting with her assignment as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica. While at the Head Start Program in Washington, she evaluated Head Start programs across the country. Dean Ambron currently serves on the board of advisors for the Downtown Denver Partnership and was on the steering committee for the Denver Area Plan that is creating a 20-year vision for the city.