Job Details

Lamar University
  • Position Number: 1919139
  • Location: Beaumont, TX
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Vice President of Information Management and Decision Support Services 498167

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 20111970

Department: Information Technology Dept

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Lamar University invites applications and nominees for the position of Vice President of Information Management and Decision Support Services. Reporting to the president, the vice president will:

  • Oversee all core university software and applications, data storage and retrieval, data security, business continuity, institutional reporting and decision support analytics;

  • Seek to achieve the most effective means of securing, storing, and retrieving data, as well as monitoring data accuracy in support of all relevant constituencies;

  • Provide and cultivate an environment where technology and analytics are used as valuable resources in decision making;

  • Identify technological tools to implement work efficiencies and cost-effective technology solutions; and

  • Work in close collaboration with the software user community on campus and remain abreast of developments in the areas pertinent to these applications.

  • Provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of College policies, procedures and guidelines pertaining to data use, security, and storage.

  • Seek to align the performance of his or her office to support and further the strategic plan of Lamar University.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Candidates must have a minimum of a Masters degree in Information Management, Computer Science or related areas; preference will be given to individuals with a doctorate. Candidates must demonstrate a distinguished record of accomplishments in higher education, private sector, professional practice or public service commensurate with the expectations for this position.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Security Sensitive Statement:
    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary: Commensurate

    Work Hours:

    Posting Date: 05/21/2020

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions:
    Screening of candidates will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications must be received no later than June 12, 2020. The selected candidate must be prepared to begin employment no later than August 3, 2020. An application should include a letter describing interest and relevant experience in the position, a curriculum vitae/resume and names, titles, and contact information for five references. Submission of materials in a PDF or Word format is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should electronically submit a letter of nomination to include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.

    Please send all correspondence to Ms. Amy Troha at

    To apply, visit

    Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

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