Office of the Chancellor

Appointment of VC Information Technology and Data

Sept. 11, 2019

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Andriola as our inaugural vice chancellor of information technology and data. He brings to this role a national reputation for innovation in information systems and a distinguished record of IT leadership in both education and business.

UCI established this new executive position to lead the overall development and management of IT across the entire enterprise, including campus academic and administrative information systems, UCI Health and Health System technical application services. This includes all aspects of IT infrastructure engineering, operations, information security, data warehousing, analytical support, and the coordination of technology architecture and strategy.

Tom joins us from the UC Office of the President, where he has served as vice president & chief information officer for the University of California system and chief information officer for UC Health since 2010. Working closely with all UC campus and healthcare leaders to advance the UC missions of teaching, research, patient care and public service, he led the establishment of the first collaborative UC-wide IT community, created an IT leadership academy with UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and started a comprehensive cyber-risks program, among other highlights. In line with UCI’s steadfast commitment to inclusive excellence, he initiated and sponsored programs supporting women in IT across UC, salary equity, and underrepresented minority internships. Active in higher education and healthcare associations, he is currently chair of the board of directors of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, an advisor to the UCI-UCSD partnership Calit2, and entrepreneur-in-residence at the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation, among other affiliations.

Prior to joining UC, Tom served for more than two decades in leadership roles in global business enterprises on four continents, most recently as vice president and general manager of healthcare IT growth markets for Philips, the multinational conglomerate corporation. Throughout his career he has been a leader in innovation in the marketplace, developing novel solutions and creating new lines of business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from George Washington University, a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of South Florida, and an executive MBA from Stanford University.

I am grateful to the search committee and its chair, Vice Chancellor for Research Pramod Khargonekar, for their hard work in identifying and helping recruit such an outstanding leader in information technology and data.

Tom Andriola brings to UCI close to 30 years of outstanding experience as a business and technology leader. We all look forward to his joining us on October 1.

Chancellor Howard Gillman