Menard was born on October 24, 1950, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He came to Tallahassee in 1979 and began his tenure at Florida A&M University in 1981 as a computer analyst/programmer in the computer center. A graduate of the University of West Florida and military veteran, Menard’s talents were exceptional and he used them to enhance the technological services within the University. He was known as an exceptional coder and programmer.
As an employee, Menard partnered with co-workers to develop the One Card Student Identification System and implement the mandated Student Academic Support System (SASS). A few of his accomplishments include developing the first online Curriculum Management System, developing a University wide online reporting system, enhancing the on-line student records and registration systems, setting up a web based format for the Federal Direct Loan application process at the University, and developing the first web based student system known as RattlerLink. RattlerLink allowed students to register online, view grades, check loan status, and view student accounts. Additionally, he served as lead technical developer/analyst for many of the local, state and national mandated data reports.
He was also chosen to be the pivotal technical developer in the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning. Scott led the Student Administration team in a successful rapid implementation of the PeopleSoft application.
Robert Seniors, vice president of Information Technology, said, “Scott represents a great loss to this University and to the department of Enterprise Information Technology. I have worked with Scott for the past 13 years and have always admired his dedication, his work ethic and technical prowess. His untimely passing has brought tremendous sadness to the entire EIT family. ”
Menard was not only a dedicated employee but also a great friend to many on the campus. Before his unexpected passing, Scott was working tediously on the upgrade project for Student Administration/PeopleSoft.
“Scott was a unique individual,” said Michael James, director of Student Administration. “His hand prints can be seen on virtually every technological project FAMU has implemented in the last 25 years. The University has greatly benefited from his expertise, dedication and commitment. He will be sorely missed and his legacy will live on as FAMU continues to prosper. He was indeed the epitome of excellence with caring.”