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Commencement Speaker

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Allison Ambrose

Allison Ambrose, PhD, associate dean of the College of Business and professor of accounting, will give the 2014 Winter Commencement address.

Ambrose earned her undergraduate and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois State University, Normal. Joining the St. Ambrose University faculty in 1988, Ambrose has taught in and served the SAU College of Business in numerous capacities, including as director of the master of accounting program, chair of the accounting department and director of academic services for the master of business administration program. Ambrose has been a member of the University Strategic Planning Committee and Budgeting Sub-Committee, and served as chair of the Promotion, Tenure and Standards Committee. She has presented at numerous higher education and accounting education conferences.

In the community, Ambrose served on the board of the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities for more than a decade and has sat on the board finance committee for the Center for Active Seniors, Inc., Davenport, since 2001. She is a member of the planning committee for the Way Up conference, an annual leadership conference for women in Iowa higher education. Ambrose and her husband, Joe, have three children.