Welcome New Interim Chief Information Officer, Tom Van Gilder

Tom Van Gilder Headshot

Tom Van Gilder assumed his role as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer in March 2021.  Tom has served in various IT roles for Appalachian State for the past 23 years, including as the Director of IT Support, and the Director of Learning Technology Services for the Center for Academic Excellence, a position he held for the last five years. Tom and his team were instrumental in helping the university adapt and change to provide high quality online education for App State students during the pandemic.

Tom has served as President of the UNC CAUSE organization, which brings IT personnel together from across the UNC System to share ideas and collaborate on various initiatives.  He is a two-time App State graduate and holds a master’s degree in instructional technology.

Tom Van Gilder '89, '98