LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier today, Loyola Marymount University announced that Tamara Armstrongan accomplished and dynamic leader in higher education technology, will serve as the university’s next vice president of information technology services and chief information officer.
Armstrong brings two decades of comprehensive IT leadership experience to LMU, including roles in higher education and California State government. She most recently served as Associate Vice Chancellor and District IT Director of Los Rios Community College, where she had full responsibility and oversight of IT strategy, security, programs, policy, and district systems, serving more than 75,000 students and 6,000 faculty and staff. at 22 sites.
“I am thrilled to have Vice President Armstrong join the LMU team,” said the executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Lynne Scarboro. “His record as a bold and effective advocate for student, faculty, and staff priorities will advance the technology and security needs of our university community.”
While at the LRCCD, Armstrong implemented district-wide strategic planning processes and developed several innovative projects to engage students in the design process and implementation of IT services, including processes equity-minded business and technology; and student-led technical support.
Prior to joining the district, Armstrong worked at the California Department of Technology, most recently as an assistant director. There she supervised a $4 billion portfolio of the state government’s largest and most complex IT projects, and has provided advice and guidance to more than 150 independent state departments on their IT projects.
Armstrong has also led IT and business services projects at FI$Cal, the CA State Controller’s Office, the Department of Child Support Services, the California State Teachers Retirement System and the Franchise Tax Board. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from National University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from CSU Sacramento.
“I am honored to take on this role at LMU, an institution with a long-standing reputation for academic excellence,” said Armstrong. “Students learn to care for others by discovering how their institution cares for them and seeing how their institution serves others. By educating and caring for our students while serving communities beyond the bluff, we are truly creating the world we are in. I look forward to contributing to LMU’s “whole person learning” model by leveraging technology to support student engagement, learning, and success in their academic endeavors and creative.”
Vice President and CIO Armstrong to join LMU 1st of August.
About Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University is an elite national university ranked by US News and World Report, which places LMU among the top five Jesuit universities in the nation and in the top six private universities in California. Founded in 1911, LMU is Catholic, Jesuit and Marymount university with over 6,500 undergraduate students and over 3,000 graduate and law students. LMU offers 60 undergraduate programs and 56 minor programs, as well as 49 master’s programs, three doctoral programs, and 14 accreditation/licensing programs. LMU’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the West Coast Conference with 20 Division I and varsity sports.
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