Louis Toms

Associate Director of Sponsored Programs
313B Owen Hall, CPO 1830

Louis Toms joined the University community in 1996 as the Office Assistant for the Department of Physics. In 2002, he transferred into the Center for Teaching and Learning/Grant Office. Under the leadership of Dr. John Stevens, the Center for Teaching and Learning split with faculty research. Since 2003, Louis Toms has served in various capacities within the Office of Sponsored Programs. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Sponsored Programs and University Export Control Officer. Professional responsibilities include but are not limited to identifying potential funding sources, proposal and contract development and research compliance. Mr. Toms serves with the University Policy Working Group, Institutional Review Board and Residency Committee.

Louis Toms retired from the North Carolina Army National Guard in 2007. Over the years, he has worked as an administrative officer with the National Disaster Medical System and service dog trainer for Paws with a Cause. In recent years, Mr. Toms volunteers his time to being a mentor for teens in the Civil Air Patrol. His assignments include aerospace education officer, emergency services officer and historian.  


  • MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Library and information Studies)
  • BA, University of North Carolina at Asheville (History)
  • Certificate, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (Disaster Planning and Response)
  • Certificate,  Judge Advocate General School (Paralegal)


  • "Military Insignia as the Embodiment of Organizational Heritage." Civil Air Patrol Historical Journal II, no. 1 (January-March 2015): 1-2 and 4-6.
  • Bibliography of Armed Forces Insignia. Asheville, NC: Project Guttenberg, 2014. See also: Project Guttenberg at  http://self.gutenberg.org/.
  • “Battle of Asheville: The Federal Expedition into Western North Carolina.” UNCA Undergraduate Research Journal XII (1999): 43-64.
  • “Fort Jackson Mutiny: Military Justice and the Corps d’ Afrique.” UNCA Undergraduate Research Journal XII (1999): 65-82.
  • “From NCO to Battalion Commander: The road has been long but worth the wait.” Tarheel Guardsman (May 1997): 12.