Dear University Librarians and Staff,
I am pleased to announce the selection of Lisa German for the position of Dean of University Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. Ms. German joins the University of Houston from The Pennsylvania State University having served as Associate Dean for Collections, Information, and Access Services since 2011. She is the recipient of numerous awards from the University of Illinois, Penn State University, and Harvard University. Her appointment will be submitted to the University of Houston System Board of Regents for approval at the May 21, 2015 meeting.
I want to thank the search committee and its chair, Dr. Latha Ramchand, Dean of the C. T. Bauer College of Business, for their service in this important search. The selection process included the valuable input of our students, librarians, faculty, and staff.
Ms. German is expected to begin her duties on August 1, 2015. Please join me in welcoming her to our University.
Paula Myrick Short