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 Board of Regents

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 91 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 and Interim Provost, Lakeland Community College

Dr. Morris W. Beverage Jr. is the President and Interim Provost 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...

Chad Brown
Provost and Executive Vice President, Zane State Collge

Chad Brown, Ph.D. was appointed as Provost and Executive Vice President of Zane State College in 2012. 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 president of Academic Services and...

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...

Carol Pitts Diedrichs
Vice Provost and Director, The Ohio State University Libraries

Carol Pitts Diedrichs is Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries at The Ohio State University.  Vice Provost Diedrichs has been director of The Ohio State University Libraries since 2010, providing intellectual leadership for the educational and...

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...

Kathy Webb
Dean of University Libraries, University of Dayton; Chair LAC

Kathleen M. Webb, M.L.S. has been Dean of University Libraries since 2006. In that capacity, she oversees the Roesch and Marian Libraries as well as the University Archives and Special Collections and the International Marian Research Institute. She served as interim Dean of Libraries in 2005...