Board of Advocates

KU Libraries' Board of Advocates on the Watson Library stairs

As the chief volunteer group of KU Libraries, the Board of Advocates serve as advisors to the dean. Its members provide vital resources to promote and achieve the mission and vision of the libraries.

Members work to develop and support strategies that increase a sense of pride, loyalty, and connection with the libraries among alumni networks and members of the community beyond the university.

Perhaps most importantly, the group encourages alumni and friends to donate their time, talent and financial resources in support of the quality programs and services offered by KU Libraries.

For more information about the KU Libraries Board of Advocates, contact Christy McWard, Executive Director, Office of Communications & Advancement,

Board of Advocates member, Sandra Gautt speaking with another member
Board of Advocates, Margie Sheppard talking to other board members
Board member, Janet Cinelli and partner talking to assistant dean, Beth Whittaker

Board of Advocates members

"Janet Cinelli"
Janet Cinelli, chair
  • Andi Back
  • Kim Baker
  • Kay Barnes
  • Genelle Belmas
  • Beverly Bradshaw
  • Janelle Burns
  • Janet Cinelli
  • Tonya Cole
  • Geraldo de Sousa
  • Lindy Eakin
  • Sandra Gautt
  • Joan Golden
  • Ronda Hassig
  • Michael Hughes
  • Mike Lacy
  • Laura Lewis
  • Denise Maloney
  • Mendy Mitchell
  • Bea Reiter
  • Bruce Ryder
  • Margie Sheppard
  • Kenneth Stephens
  • George Wilson
  • Eleanor Woodyard