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 the libraries.

Members work to develop strategies that increase a sense of pride, loyalty and connection with the 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.

2018-2019 members include:

Tricia Beaham
Tony Guy
Maria Preston- Cargill
Beverly Bradshaw
Ronda Hassig
Becky Pruett
Janelle Burns
Anne D. Hedeman
Robert Shapiro
Janet Cinelli
Anita Herzfeld
Margie Sheppard
Len Clark
Janis Holiwell
Kenneth Stephens
Geraldo DeSousa
Laura Lewis
Kala Stroup
Lindy Eakin
Joe Lillian
George Wilson
Sandra Gautt 
Mendy Mitchell
Eleanor Woodyard
Joan Golden 
Karen Patterson Crump
Sarah Goodwin Thiel Town Peterson  

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Christy McWard
Director of Communications & Advancement

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