Hanold Associates Recruits Head of Human Resources for Illinois Institute of Technology


Hanold Associates recruited Hilary Hudson Hosek as the Assistant Vice President Human Resources for Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Ashley Schiele and Katie Wolf led the search for the role located in Chicago, Illinois.

Founded in 1890, IIT is a private, technology-focused, research university with a mission of academic distinction and quality education in an inclusive campus environment located in Chicago. IIT offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology and law. One of the 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), IIT offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication. Through a committed faculty and close personal attention, IIT provides rigorous academic programs focused on pragmatic solutions to real-world problems.

Illinois Tech enrolls 2,924 undergraduate students and 4,342 graduate students in eight colleges positioned in line with market needs, focused on the global economy and the impact of technology. IIT changes the course of students’ lives as it puts a strong emphasis on social mobility. PayScale’s 2017 “College Return on Investment Report” ranked IIT #1 in Illinois and #75 in the United States among universities for the salary potential of its graduates who earn a bachelor’s degree. U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and The Fiske Guide to Colleges have all named Illinois Tech an educational “Best Value.”

Ms. Hudson Hosek joins Illinois Tech from General Growth Properties (GGP). Reporting to CFO Michael Horan, she will be responsible for all areas of human resources as a strategic, decisive and collaborative leader who will transform the human resources function from passive and administrative to proactive and strategic. Leading a team of five, she will execute on long term, operational and service-oriented initiatives. With an eye on succession planning, she will have a strong focus on the development of leadership talent throughout the university.

‘Hilary is a warm, business-focused HR executive. Her passion for higher education coupled with her deep and broad HR experience in highly complex environments really set her apart for this role. She is just a great person all around and is a fantastic addition to IIT!’ said Ashley Schiele, who led the search.