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Several IT leaders join South Carolina Division of Technology

Three information technology leaders at the University of South Carolina will soon be leading the state Division of Technology.

Kyle Herron, former director of communications infrastructure for University Technology Services (UTS), assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer for the South Carolina Division of Technology on January 2. In his new position, Herron oversees the Division of Technology Operations and the Division of Information Security and the Privacy Office.

Keith Osman, current director of operations with UTS, will become the chief information officer for the state on February 1. Marcos Vieyra, current chief information security officer for UTS, will become the state chief information officer, effective February 1.

Bill Hogue, vice president of information technology and chief information officer, said, "This is a wonderful opportunity, not only for these leaders, but also for the state of South Carolina. They hold a wealth of knowledge and experience that will allow them to expertly guide the strategic management and direction of South Carolina's information technology resources."

Hogue said it will be beneficial to higher education institutions across the state to have more executives at the state level who understand how colleges and universities operate, how they are funded, and the IT needs the institutions have. He said it is a compliment to the university's Division of Information Technology that three leaders were recruited to lead the state.

"USC is recognized as a place where strong leaders are developed and cultivated," he said. "These gentlemen will serve our state well and I am proud that their expertise was recognized."