Thomas Hoover is the Chief Information Officer at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana where he is responsible for creating and implementing the technology vision. He has also served as Chief Information Officer and Dean of the Library at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) and as Associate Vice-Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Thomas has worked in Information Technology in higher education since 1999. Prior to his appointment at ULM and UTC, he served as the Director of Instructional Technology Support at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is working on his doctorate in educational leadership at Louisiana Tech University. Thomas was born in southern California and has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of California at Davis and a Master's in Public Policy from Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy. He is married and has five children. He enjoys golfing and traveling.