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Byam joins LOC as vice president of information technology/chief information officer

Stephan Byam joins LOC as vice president of information technology/chief information officer

 Stephan Byam has been hired as LeMoyne-Owen College’s vice president of information technology/chief information officer.

LOC President Andrea Lewis Miller announced Byam’s hiring to faculty and staff Thursday, Jan. 24. She said Byam, who comes to LOC from Howard University, will begin work Feb. 14.

”Stephan has amassed almost 20 years of higher education experience in admissions, enrollment management, student information, and enrollment analytics and information technology,” President Miller said in her announcement.

Byam rejoined Howard in July 2016 and was responsible for the university’s Student Information, Learning Management, Financial Management & Supply Chain and Human Resource Management systems.

He also managed Howard’s Datacenter and system operations. In this role, Byam led a team of 16 technology professionals and more than 50 consultants, contractors and vendors, and managed a $4.5-million annual operating budget.

His key accomplishments include implementing the university’s first reporting system, migration of the Student Information System to the cloud, as well as the first queue management system while providing cost-savings through strategic sourcing and vendor negotiations.

President Miller said Byam served as a member of the Budget Advisory Committee, comprising of the University’s president, provost, chief financial officer, academic deans and select staff members.

In his first tenure at Howard, in the Division of Enrollment Management, she said Byam made it his mission to enhance the student experience through increased productivity and efficiency of the “back offices” by a myriad of initiatives, including: developing the admission’s office filing system, digitizing and web- publishing paper forms, leveraging ASPI.Net to customize the financial aid module for quicker information review, automating operational reports, digitizing the school’s internal transcript review process for the Registrar’s Office and providing online resources for students.

Prior to his second appointment at Howard University, Byam served as the director for Business Application Development at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), where he was responsible for the implementation, maintenance, training and development of the University’s Student Information, Learning Management and Customer Relationship Management Systems

He implemented UDC’s first reporting system for the Banner Student Information System, co-chaired the University’s Data Standards committee and chaired the Banner User Group committee, where projects were assessed for business value and prioritized.

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