Dr. Donald Baker has unusually broad experience in the strategic direction of higher education. In addition to serving as department chair, dean and vice president academic in Canadian Universities, he was vice president of a college that evolved into a university. From 2012 to 2016 Dr. Baker was consultant to the President of Qatar University on strategic management issues. This followed six years at United Arab Emirates University where he served at Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Services and then as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. In Canada, he was President of Mount Royal College (now University), Vice President Academic at Wilfrid Laurier University and director of the Secretariat for PEQAB. He held full-time faculty appointments at Stanford University, Michigan State University, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.