Board of Advocates

The KU Libraries Board of Advocates serve as the chief volunteer group of KU Libraries. As advisors to the dean, its members provide human and financial resources necessary to promote and achieve the mission and vision of KU Libraries.

Members work to develop strategies that increase a sense of pride, loyalty and connection with the KU Libraries among alumni, friends and members of external community. They also help devise communication strategies in order to share information about the quality of our programs and services with those beyond the university community.

Perhaps most importantly, the group encourages alumni and friends to donate their time, talent and resources in support of programs and services provided by KU Libraries.

2016 members include:

Tricia Beaham
Joan Golden
Town Peterson
Beverly Bradshaw
Sarah Goodwin Thiel
Lucy Price
Janelle Burns
Anne D. Hedeman
Becky Pruett
Janet Cinelli
Linda Herbel
Margie Sheppard
Len Clark
Anita Herzfeld
Kala Stroup 
Geraldo DeSousa
Janis Holiwell
Pam Swedlund
Guy Dresser
Joe Lillian
George Wilson
Lindy Eakin
Mendy Mitchell
Eleanor Woodyard
Sandra Gautt 
Karen Patterson Crump
Bryan Young

KU Libraries Board of Advocates member group shot

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Rebecca Smith
Executive Director of Communications & Advancement

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