Thank You and Farewell

Dear friends and colleagues,

As you may have heard, I have accepted a new position as university librarian and dean at University of Minnesota Libraries, effective February 28. My last day at the University of Houston will be February 14.

It has been an honor to serve as UH Libraries dean and Elizabeth D. Rockwell chair for the past four and a half years. Since my arrival in Houston in 2015, we’ve made incredible strides forward at the Libraries, and I know my colleagues will continue this momentum. From the opening of the Health Sciences Library and the Digital Research Commons to the launch of the open educational resources program, the expansion of Special Collections, the enhancement of research services, and the implementation of a new discovery platform, UH Libraries has and will continue to advance student success, knowledge creation and preservation, and globally competitive research.

The UH Libraries will have strong leadership at the helm. Marilyn Myers, associate dean for academic and research services, has accepted the position of interim dean as a national search for a new dean begins. Thank you to President Khator and Provost Short for being such wonderful leaders and mentors, to my associate deans and to all of my wonderful UH colleagues, to my Dean’s Campaign Cabinet, and to my good friends across the University and beyond for your excellent work and collegiality and friendship. UH is truly a special place, and I’m very grateful and proud to have been a part of this incredible institution.

Please keep in touch and Go Coogs!

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  1. As the former head of Special Collections and a library endowment endowment supporter, I want to thank you as dean for the many strides forward you have made during your tenure at UH Libraries. I’ve especially closely followed your interest in and support of Special Collections. I fervently hope the next dean will take the importance of rare and primary resources as seriously as you have. And with that, I offer you my very best wishes in your new endeavor.

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