Advisory Board

The mission of the OhioLINK Advisory Board is to support the dynamic, forward-looking consortium of libraries committed to innovation and leadership. The Advisory Board under the Chairmanship of the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents provides strategic, policy and programming advice to OhioLINK and its Executive Director. The board is comprised of Provosts and Chief Academic officers from OhioLINK member institutions, along with several Library Advisory Council representatives (see Governance & Committees). For meeting information, please see this page.

John Carey
Chancellor, Ohio Department of Higher Education

An experienced lawmaker, John Carey served nine years in the Ohio House of Representatives and eight years in the Ohio Senate. He is one of the few legislators in history to serve as chairman of both the House Finance and Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions...

Gwen Evans
Executive Director, OhioLINK

Gwen Evans is the executive director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium. Serving 121 member libraries, OhioLINK provides unparalleled academic content to Ohio students, faculty and citizens.

Evans previously served as the director of Special Projects at the Ohio Technology...

Pam Benoit
Executive Vice President and Provost, Ohio University

Pam Benoit is the Executive Vice President and Provost at Ohio University.  She has served in this position since 2009 and is charged with budgetary and strategic planning, implementing the University’s academic plan, advancing the academic mission, and continuously improving the quality of the...

Morris Beverage
President, Lakeland Community College

Dr. Morris W. Beverage Jr. is the President of Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio, where he previously served as CFO and treasurer. Prior to joining Lakeland, Dr. Beverage was the Director of Finance for the City of Mentor, Ohio, an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Cleveland...

Chad Brown
President, Zane State Collge

Chad Brown, Ph.D. served as provost and executive vice president of the College from 2012 until his appointment to the role of president. Dr. Brown joined Zane State College in 2006, serving as dean in the College’s Allied Health division. In 2009, he was promoted to the position of vice...

Jerome Conley
Dean & University Librarian, Miami University Libraries; Chair LAC

Jerome U. Conley has served as Dean & University Librarian for the Miami University Libraries in Oxford, Ohio since January of 2013. He began his career at Miami University in 1992 when he was appointed a minority resident librarian. Conley has served in numerous positions during his time at...

Todd Diacon
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Kent State University

Todd Diacon serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of Kent State University. He oversees all aspects of the academic enterprise, including the university’s seven regional campuses. Before coming to Kent State, Diacon served as the deputy chancellor of the University of...

Rodney Rogers
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Bowling Green State University

Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Bowling Green State University.  He stepped down from his position as Dean of the College of Business Administration at BGSU to accept this opportunity.  Previously, Rodney served as Associate Dean and...

Xuemao Wang
Dean and University Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries

Xuemao Wang is the Dean and University Librarian of the University of Cincinnati Libraries, a position he has held since August 2012. Prior to working at UC, he was the Associate Vice Provost of University Libraries at Emory University from 2009 through 2012. He also held positions at Johns...