Tamara Armstrong

Tamara Armstrong
Tamara Armstrong, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Tamara Armstrong is a dynamic leader and collaborator with a broad range of expertise in higher education information services. She assumed her position August 1, 2022. 

VP Armstrong served previously as the associate vice chancellor and CIO for the Los Rios Community College District, where 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. VP 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, VP 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. VP Armstrong has also served as executive director for the California statewide project management office; project director for California’s financial information system; a partner business executive with the State Controller’s Office; chief information security officer for the Department of Child Support Services; and project manager and IT manager for the State Teachers Retirement System.

VP Armstrong earned her MBA at National University and her B.S. in finance at CSU Sacramento. 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.