Information Technology Services

Interim Chief Information Officer and Director

Karen Van Gorder, Interim Chief Information Officer and Director

  • Title: CIO & Director, Information Technology Services
  • Location: KT 204Q
  • Phone: 481-6196
  • Email:

Karen has over 30 years combined experience in educational and business administration. She brings grandeur of vision and steadfast commitment to providing excellence in her services. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her past positions have honed her leadership characteristics and enabled her to maintain an encouraging atmosphere where she allows colleagues to maximize their potential.

Previous Experience 

March 2010 – January 2014 Director of Online Learning for IPFW

2006 – March 2010 Held a lead role in coordinating the program services and business planning of IPFW’s Division of Continuing Studies as the Assistant to the Executive Director.

July 2001 – January 2006 Director of Education at the Indiana Business College.

1990-1997 Department Head in the Retailing Program at the International Business College.

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