Wichita State announces national search for library dean
Jun 23, 2010 3:05 PM | Print
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Wichita State University will conduct a national search for the next dean of the University Libraries, according to Gary L. Miller, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and Research. Zulma Toro-Ramos, dean of the College of Engineering, will chair the search committee.

Gary L. Miller
Gary L. Miller
"This is one of the most important senior leadership positions in the university," said Miller. "The role of University Libraries in research institutions is changing rapidly. Contemporary library deans must envision learning and scholarship within the global information economy and be prepared to be a campus leader in merging traditional archival strategies with information technology. We intend to search nationally to bring such a leader to Wichita State University."

The search committee consists of 21 campus and community leaders. The committee will begin work in August and continue until the search is completed.

The next dean will replace Pal Rao, who retired at the end of the spring semester. Rao was appointed dean emeritus of University Libraries in May 2010, after seven years of service as dean.

Ravi Pendse, associate provost and chief information officer, is serving as interim dean of the University Libraries.

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