Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Bernard Gulachek is the interim vice president and chief information officer (VPCIO) for the University of Minnesota. In his role, he ensures the strategic and operational excellence of both academic and administrative information technology to support and advance all aspects of the mission. Bernard collaborates across the multi-campus University of Minnesota system with senior leaders, chancellors, deans, faculty, staff, students, and other key campus stakeholders to identify opportunities to leverage technology in ways that support the goals of teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach.
Bernard has served the University of Minnesota since 1986 in a variety of operational and strategic technology leadership roles, most recently as the associate vice-president for information technologies. He is credited with leading the establishment of many of the information technology services in use at the University today.
Bernard obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota.