Vice President for ITS and Chief Information Officer
Loyola Marymount University
Koya | Diversified Search Group partnered with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) on a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of Tamara Armstrong as Vice President for ITS and Chief Information Officer.
Armstrong is a dynamic leader and collaborator with a broad range of expertise in higher education information services.
Armstrong joined LMU from the Los Rios Community College District, where she served as Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO. There, she was a bold and effective advocate for students, facilitating the use of technology to bolster student access and completion through the redesign of student experiences and the mitigation of digital equity issues. She was responsible for information technology strategy, security, programs, policy, and systems serving over 75,000 students, 6,000 faculty and staff, four colleges, and 22 facilities. Armstrong built robust relationships with leadership, students (both current and prospective), faculty, staff, alumni, academic senates, and unions to align and transform IT activities in support of college and districtwide goals.
Before working in higher education, Armstrong was Deputy Director with the California Department of Technology, providing consultation and direction to state executives, project sponsors, and project teams from 150+ independent state departments to implement IT initiatives. She oversaw a $4 billion IT project portfolio of the state’s largest, most complex projects, and she led the statewide functions of IT project management, procurement, project approval, and oversight in support of state departments.
Outside of her professional pursuits, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, hiking, traveling, dancing, game nights, ocean gazing, group Bible studies, and community service.
Armstrong holds a BS in Finance from CSU Sacramento. She earned her MBA at National University.
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