Rob Hilliard

Chief Technology Officer

Rob leads the information technology team that supports partner universities, their students, and our employees with digital transformation solutions and reliable, secure platforms.

Before joining, Rob served as CIO for Walden University and UK Partners at Laureate Education. He previously spent 15 years with Reader’s Digest North America as vice president and chief technology officer and almost a decade at Accenture, where he advised media, financial services, and telecom clients on digital transformation.

Rob understands that learning is a critical component of people living and enjoying life. He believes education is unique in that it can touch everyone and have a real impact on people’s lives. Rob finds it rewarding to play a part in advancing education and the success of universities and their students.

Rob holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Fairfield University and earned an MBA from Babson College. Rob and his wife have three children, and he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and following sports.

What traits do you admire in a leader?

Transparency, vision, communication, and caring.

What are your core values?

Collaboration and empathy. For my peers and leaders, I’ve tried to work with them to understand the business-based objectives and then make sure my team understands those, feels valued and understands the value they are working towards.