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New VP for LC IT

LC taps Mark Shoemaker
to head IT operations

by Norm Miller

Louisiana College tapped Mark Shoemaker as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

Shoemaker is the former Assistant Director of Infrastructure and Information Technology at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. He began full-time at LC on June 3.

“Transformation is central to where we are as an institution, and Mark is a transformational leader. Pivotal to this pathway for transformation is solid, trustworthy technology,” said Dr. Rick Brewer, president of Louisiana College. “This is a new leadership position, and we are delighted to bring Mark on board to lead our information technology efforts.”

“We are confident Mark will provide the leadership the College needs to accomplish its overarching goals going forward. He brings 25 years of hands-on experience in information technology, with 20 of those years in higher education at Louisiana Tech.”

Brewer said Shoemaker has demonstrated “remarkable prowess in analyzing our IT operations” as he has served as a consultant to LC since 2016. “He already has made several insightful recommendations and brought valuable solutions that have helped streamline what we do.”

As a vice president, Shoemaker will join the President’s Leadership Team, which includes all other vice presidents and athletic director.

“Louisiana College offers a unique opportunity for me,” Shoemaker said. “I’m grateful for my time at La Tech and I look forward to dedicating my skills at an institution that’s intentional about its Christian mission.”