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New assistant vice president of information technology hired at BYU

Brigham Young University Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Tracy Flinders named Michelle Bennett as assistant vice president of information technology. In this role, Bennett will assist in directing the work of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and coordinating strategy and efforts with all Church Educational System (CES) institutions.

Bennett began her tenure in this role on December 1. She succeeds Joe Taylor, who was in the position since 2020.

Michell Bennett portrait

“We look forward to Michelle’s leadership and guidance as OIT progresses with many important and exciting initiatives,” Flinders said.

Bennett has been with OIT for more than 12 years and most recently worked as the technology planning center managing director for OIT and CES. Prior to joining BYU, she spent 17 years with Novell in various roles, including chief of staff, human resources director and IT management roles.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She earned a master’s in computer information systems and studied management and leadership development from the University of Phoenix. While at BYU, she also participated in graduate studies in leadership and organizational behavior coursework.

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