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BYU Marriott Names Tom Meservy as New Department Chair of Information Systems

BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian announced Tom Meservy as the next chair of the Department of Information Systems. Meservy took over the role from the previous department chair, Steve Liddle, on July 1, 2023.

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Tom Meservy is the information systems department chair effective July 1, 2023.
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“The Department of Information Systems has grown tremendously under Steve Liddle’s leadership: enrollment in both the undergraduate and graduate programs has increased, the department began offering a new information systems minor, and several new faculty were hired to both replace departing faculty and to increase the size of the faculty in the department,” says Madrian.

Madrian continues, “Tom Meservy will be a worthy successor and a tremendous asset to the department as chair. His commitment to students is unparalleled. He also brings a strong commitment to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Both will serve him well in this role.”

Meservy received his bachelor’s degree in management and master’s degree from BYU in information systems management in 2001. He then received a PhD in management information systems from the University of Arizona in 2007. After finishing his doctorate, Meservy joined the information systems faculty at the University of Memphis. He has been a professor of information systems at BYU Marriott for the last 11 years.

“What a pleasure it is to work with the faculty, staff, and students in the information systems department! We have talented and productive faculty, capable, supportive, and loving staff, and students who continually exceed our lofty expectations,” says Meservy. “Our alumni are recognized as leaders in the field and are using their influence to do good. As an alumnus of the program, I recognize the dedication of the professors and leaders of the past and our industry partners who laid the foundation for the department today. I'm excited to work with my colleagues and other stakeholders in further enhancing our collaborative and inclusive environment that is focused on developing leaders of faith, intellect, and character.”

The BYU Marriott School of Business aspires to transform the world through Christlike leadership by developing leaders of faith, intellect, and character. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University. BYU Marriott has four graduate and nine undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.