Clemson University in South Carolina has tapped Tyler Saas to lead the school’s modernization efforts as its first associate vice president of technology modernization. In the new role, Saas will report to Brian Voss, the CIO and vice president of the Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT).

The university said it created the new position due to the evolving nature of information technology, which requires transformative change in Clemson’s IT infrastructure and operations in order to maximize value and align with the university’s strategic objectives.

In his new role, Saas will spearhead efforts addressing new technology infrastructure and shifts in enterprise operating models. He will also serve as the program director for the university’s cloud financial and human resources ERP Implementation. He will work closely with the CIO, CCIT unit leaders, and technical staff.

“I’m very pleased to have Tyler join the outstanding leadership team and staff of CCIT, to help us address strategic changes in our approach to providing information technology infrastructure and operations in support of Clemson Elevate,” said Voss. “Tyler has developed a collaborative relationship with CCIT staff, and his inquisitive and organized approach to addressing change will be invaluable to our efforts.”

Saas is no stranger to Clemson, having joined the university in 2019 as the associate vice president for budget, financial planning, and analytics.

“When we recruited Tyler, we were looking for an ‘athlete’ who could drive innovation and be a change agent implementing process improvement, technology enhancements and focusing on business analytics for better decision-making tools,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tony Wagner. “He has delivered at the highest level across all these areas and his impact will continue in his new role.”

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