The division of Information Technology and University Libraries is a university-wide administrative and academic information technology organization that supports excellence in research and scholarship by providing academic resources within a reliable, secure technology infrastructure that inspires discovery and empowers the university.
Meet Becky King
Becky King is a Waco native and Baylor graduate. She previously served as Interim CIO in 2007. King brings over 35 years experience to her leadership role, providing consultation, management and communication for myriad projects including the implementation and ongoing development of Baylor's ERP systems, the transition from on-premise to cloud-based systems, the initiation of Baylor's BearAware cybersecurity awareness campaign, as well as other technology platforms and initiatives. Beyond Baylor, King has served on the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors, the CUMREC Board of Directors and on several EDUCAUSE committees. She serves as faculty advisor for the Baylor chapter of Alpha Chi Omega and is involved at First Woodway Baptist Church. She loves cats, all things Disney, baseball (particularly, the Baylor Bears and the Astros), her husband, Jimmy (whom she met at Baylor), her two children, and her grandchildren. She looks forward to helping to lead the division through this time of transition.
Meet John Wilson
John Wilson came to the Baylor Libraries in 1987. He transitioned to the role of Development Director in 2002 and was instrumental in raising funds for key acquisitions and improvements across the Libraries. In 2011, Wilson became Director of Baylor University's Texas Collection and University Archives. He help to strengthen the university's ties to Independence and implemented the Cuadra Star online archival management system. Then, in 2015, Wilson became Associate Dean for Special Libraries, directing The Texas Collection while effectively managing transitions in Armstrong Browning Library and the W. R. Poage Legislative Library. Wilson graduated from Bowling Green State University and the University of South Carolina. He served with the U.S. Census Bureau in Saudi Arabia for five years, building and operating the first Saudi Central Department of Statistics Library. His wife, Lesley, works in the library at the School of Law, and their daughter, Sierra, a Baylor graduate, currently works at the University of Chicago Press. Outside of Baylor, Wilson loves gardening, is an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church of the Assumption, and has helped to lead the Waco public library system. He is excited to partner with King to chart the course for the division following Orr's retirement.