Vice President for Information Technology and
Chief Information Officer California State University, Northridge
Hilary J. Baker began her service as chief information officer (CIO) at California State University, Northridge in July 2006, providing leadership for information technology services at the university. In May 2007 she was named Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
Baker has more than 25 years of information technology experience primarily in the higher education and non-profit environments. Prior to joining CSUN, Baker was the CIO at Pepperdine University where she led the information technology division and, as senior director of Information Technology Services 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 information technology management roles at the J. Paul Getty Trust and a geographic information systems company.
Baker currently serves as vice chair on the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Innovation and Technology Council and is a member of the Oracle Education & Research Industry Strategy Council. She is an alumna of the 2004 Leadership California program for California women executives.
Baker has held numerous EDUCAUSE committee appointments, including chair of the EDUCAUSE 2004 Program Committee, chair of the Seminars on Academic Computing Board of Directors, a member of the EDUCAUSE Recognition Committee, and faculty for the Leadership Institute.
Baker holds a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from UCLA, majoring in computer-based information systems, and a joint honors Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and geography from the University of Birmingham, England.