Board of Directors

Mission Statement

  • Support Steely Library's broad-based mission through limited fund-raising events, solicitation of gifts, and annual memberships;
  • Offer readings and lectures by established and emerging writers through its annual literary series to students as well as to the community at large;
  • Provide special opportunities for its members to connect with the University community and its invited guests; and
  • Be a member of the Friends organization by making a gift of at least $100.

Friends of Steely Library Board of Directors

The Friends of Steely Library Board of Directors is a group of dedicated individuals who understand the Library's central role in support of the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service. Board members serve as advocates for the Library and engage in a variety of activities that advance interest in and support for its collections, programs, services, and initiatives.

The charge to the Friends of Steely Library Board of Directors is to serve as an informed advocate for the Library, advancing its mission and support for its collections, programs, services, and initiatives; establish criteria for membership in the Friends organization and assist in the development of policies for levels of membership and recognition for gifts; assist the Associate Provost in raising the visibility of the W. Frank Steely Library at the community, state, national, and international levels; and advise the Associate Provost about potential sources of library support, financial or otherwise.

Ken Gunkel, Friends' President

Ken Gunkel, President

2015-2016 Friends of Steely Library Board of Directors

Executive Committee
  • Ken Gunkel, President
  • Victoria Schooler, Vice President
  • Patricia M. Brennan, Immediate Past President
  • Rock Neelly, Secretary
  • Tira Rogers, Treasurer
  • Dr. Arne Almquist, Ex-officio Member


Board of Directors

Arne Almquist

Dr. Arne Almquist,
Ex-officio Member

Cyd Alper-Sedgwick

Cyd Alper-Sedgwick,
Board Member

Michael Berry
Michael Berry,
Board Member
Patricia Brennan, Immediate Past President

Patricia Brennan,
Immediate Past President

John Campbell, Board Member

John Campbell,
Board Member

Steve Hoffman

Steve Hoffman,
Board Member

Steve McMillen, Board Member
Steve McMillen,
Board Member
Jennifer Proud Mearns

Jennifer Proud Mearns,
Board Member

Bonnie Meyer, Board Member

Bonnie Meyer,
Board Member

Kelly Moffett, Board Member

Kelly Moffett,
Board Member

Michael Monks

Michael Monks,
Board Member

Rock Neelly
Rock Neelly,
Secretary
Erik S. Pederson

Erik S. Pederson,
Board Member

Mary Ran

Mary Ran,
Board Member

Tira Rogers
Tira Rogers,
Treasurer
Victoria Schooler, Secretary/Treasurer

Victoria Schooler,
Vice President

Aaron Sharpe

Aaron Sharpe,
Board Member

Meredith Singleton, Board Member

Meredith Singleton,
Board Member