Hilary Baker is a leadership coach for MOR Associates, bringing her passion to develop exceptional individual and team leadership through collaborative and supportive professional development.
Hilary has more than 25 years of information technology experience, primarily in higher education and non-profit organizations. Most recently, Hilary served as vice president and chief information officer for the California State University, Northridge from 2006 to 2019, responsible for leading the institution’s information technology vision, including several innovative and award-winning initiatives. Prior to CSUN, Hilary served as CIO at Pepperdine University and at the California State University system’s office where she led the implementation of a system-wide 23-campus administrative ERP initiative, the largest of its kind in higher education at the time. Earlier in her career, she managed information systems for the Getty Museum.
Hilary taught as a faculty member in the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute for two years and served on the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019, where she co-chaired an international task force to facilitate opportunities and support for the association’s non-US members. She has been a frequent presenter on leadership and information technology at conferences, both in the US and internationally.
Hilary served as vice chair of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Innovation and Technology Council and has been a member of the Oracle Education & Research Industry Strategy Council and the Salesforce Higher Education CIO Council. She is an alum of the 2004 Leadership California program for California women executives and in 2017, she was recognized with an Outstanding Executive in Technology award from the Advancing Women in Technology organization. In 2020, Hilary was the recipient of the EDUCAUSE Community Leadership award, recognizing her commitment to building community and advancing the higher ed IT profession through exceptional leadership, mentorship and dedicated service.
Hilary holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and geography from the University of Birmingham, England and a Master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from UCLA, majoring in computer-based information systems.