Mrs. Hilderbrand received a B.S.Ed, from Otterbein and an M.A. from The Ohio State University. She served as Vice President for Student Affairs. She began her career at Ohio Northern as Dean and Director of Residence Life and Dean of Women and held that position from 1973 to 1979. She returned to the University in 1992 to serve as Director of Career Placement and as Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. She was appointed Vice President for Student Affairs in April, 2004.
During her tenure at ONU, she witnessed dramatic changes on campus and a new generation of students. She handled her duties with dignity, passion, and care. She retired from the University on April 1, 2009.