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Gurvinder Rekhi

Vice President and Chief Information Officer


UDit; Finance and Administrative Services


Email: Gurvinder Rekhi
Phone: 937-229-2024
Miriam Hall 367


Rekhi comes to the University with more than 25 years of IT management and leadership experience, including 18 years at Catholic higher education institutions.

"We are excited to welcome Gurvinder to our campus, our community and our city," UD President Eric F. Spina said. "His talents, prior work experience and values align so well with the University, which will benefit him in building strong relationships and partnerships with the owners and stakeholders for various systems across campus." 

Rekhi has been the associate CIO at The Catholic University of America since 2021, responsible for enterprise applications, IT security and user services. He also served as their director and senior director of enterprise applications.

During his nine years at Catholic University, Rekhi was able to build a strong cyber and information security program, transform the IT advisory and governance model to be more transparent and better prioritize and streamline projects. He revamped the user services division, making it more service- and partnership-oriented, and provided oversight in improving the student experience by making more mobile-friendly interfaces. Under the guidance of Rekhi's leadership, Catholic University's enterprise application team received the Oracle Innovators Award in 2019.

Rekhi also spent nine years at the University of Notre Dame, where he was the director of application services and senior IT leader. He has a computer engineering degree from the University of Mumbai and an executive MBA in management of technology from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.   

As UD's VPCIO, Rekhi will lead UDit and a staff of more than 80 employees. He will be responsible for not only enterprise systems, security, project management and user support, but also collaborating with stakeholders across the University, including the Office of the Provost, which oversees numerous faculty-facing IT units, and distributed IT teams in a variety of academic and administrative units. He will devise the University's future technology strategy in support of teaching, learning, research and operations, while being able to build on the tremendous track record of Tom Skill as he completes his tenure as CIO.

"There are a number of reasons Gurvinder stands out as the right person for this new role," said Andy Horner, executive vice president of business and administrative services. "He has lived and understands the mission of a private Catholic university, is remarkably mission-focused, service oriented and is a highly collaborative and transparent leader. Gurvinder wants to understand the processes that are enabled by technology so he and his team can drive the best overall value for the University." 

Rekhi says he's looking forward to living in the Midwest again and pushing technology on UD's campus forward into the future. "While the foundation of the job is technology management, I want to ensure we strive to continue to be a service-oriented organization. I look forward to partnering with various divisions and departments across the institution to understand business needs better and focus on process improvement before introducing and implementing technological advancements. I aspire to provide thought leadership and lead UD into the next generation of digitization."