Hilary J. Baker, vice president for information technology and chief information officer (CIO) at California State University, Northridge, has been appointed to the board of EDUCAUSE, the association for information technology in higher education.
Baker was appointed as a director-at-large by EDUCAUSE’s board of directors. She is one of four new EDUCAUSE board members who will serve a four-year term starting next month. The other new board members are Keith W. McIntosh, vice president for information services and CIO for the University of Richmond; Sue B. Workman, vice president for university technology and CIO at Case Western Reserve University; and Loretta Parham, CEO and library director for the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center.
“I am very pleased and honored to serve the higher education community in this capacity,” Baker said. “The EDUCAUSE organization provides such valuable professional guidance, support and training. I have certainly benefited from EDUCAUSE throughout my career, and I look forward to giving back through my service on the board.”
John O’Brien, president and CEO of EDUCAUSE, welcomed the new board members, saying they bring with them “an incredible wealth of experience, talents and leadership.”
“EDUCAUSE will benefit from their unique insights and shared passion for our community,” he said.
Baker is responsible for leading CSUN’s IT strategic vision to deliver effective, secure and reliable technology services. Her innovative efforts led to CSUN receiving two Apple Distinguished School awards for the university’s myCSUNtablet initiative, as well as CSUN’s groundbreaking mobile app and virtual/augmented reality student competitions.
Previously, Baker was CIO at Pepperdine University, where she led the information technology division, and, at the California State University’s Office of the Chancellor, she led the implementation of a system-wide, 23-campus administrative systems initiative. She also held progressive IT management roles at the J. Paul Getty Trust and a geographic information systems company.
Baker currently serves as vice chair of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Innovation and Technology Council and is a member of the Oracle Education and Research Industry Strategy Council. She is an alumna of a 2004 Leadership California program for California women executives.