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Darren Michael Yocum appointed ITS assistant vice president

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Darren Michael Yocum

Sasi Pillay, Washington State University vice president and chief information officer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Michael Yocum as assistant vice president of Information Technology Services (ITS), effective Jan. 6, 2022.  

In this capacity, Yocum will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all enterprise software, services, and solutions that ITS provides to the WSU community.

Yocum joined WSU in January 2013 as a special assistant in business administration. Within three months, he was reassigned to the Office of the President as a special assistant to focus on the formation, organization, and growth of the newly established Enterprise Systems Group (ESG), now an integral part of Information Technology Services.  

In August 2014, Yocum was appointed executive director of ESG and stepped into the Interim AVP role for ITS in January 2020.  

During this period, he oversaw the deployment of Workday in collaboration with the Modernization Project, deployment of the Academic Degree Planner, and migration of the Learning Management System from Blackboard to Canvas.  

Prior to WSU, Yocum served as president of Academe Solutions for 14 years. He holds a Bachelors in History and Political Science from Lewis-Clark State College, and a Masters in Natural Resource Recreation & Tourism from University of Idaho. 

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