Austin Peay State University announces new CIO

Tennessee's Austin Peay State University announced that David Sanchez, a higher education IT veteran, will begin as the university's CIO in March.
Austin Peay State University
(Austin Peay State University)

Austin Peay State University, located in Clarksville, Tennessee, last week announced David Sanchez will take over as the university’s new chief information officer.

Sanchez, an information technology professional with nearly three decades of higher education experience, will begin his new role at Austin Peay State University on March 9, according to a university press release, and will provide leadership, oversight and strategic planning for the university’s information technology department as CIO.

“It is Dr. Sanchez’s experience and his ability to move IT projects forward that will help him lead our outstanding information and technology team to the next level,” Mitch Robinson, APSU vice president for finance and administration, said in the release.

(Dr. David G. Sanchez / Austin Peay State University)


Most recently, Sanchez served as CIO for Midwestern State University Texas, overseeing all facets of information technology, including information security, networking, applications, user support, capital projects and academic technology. Before that, Sanchez worked at the University of New Mexico in a range of IT positions.

Sanchez will replace former APSU CIO Judy Molnar, who retired in December after four years at the university.

“I look forward to working with the Austin Peay community to build collaborations and partnerships that will drive innovation and enable creative change across campus,” Sanchez said.

Betsy Foresman

Written by Betsy Foresman

Betsy Foresman was an education reporter for EdScoop from 2018 through early 2021, where she wrote about the virtues and challenges of innovative technology solutions used in higher education and K-12 spaces. Foresman also covered local government IT for StateScoop, on occasion. Foresman graduated from Texas Christian University in 2018 — go Frogs! — with a BA in journalism and psychology. During her senior year, she worked as an intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and moved back to the capital after completing her degree because, like Shrek, she feels most at home in the swamp. Foresman previously worked at Scoop News Group as an editorial fellow.

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