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Leading Change Institute 2016 Participants Named

Contact: Kathlin Smith


Washington, DC, February 23, 2016-Thirty-nine individuals have been selected for participation in the 2016 Leading Change Institute (LCI). The Institute, sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE, will be held in Washington, DC, June 12–17, 2016.

This year, CLIR awarded its first Sponsors Scholarship, which is given to a participant from a CLIR sponsoring organization. Kelcy Shepherd, head of digital programs at Amherst College, is the recipient of this year’s award, which covers half the cost of LCI tuition. “I am passionate about helping academic libraries more effectively step into a campus leadership role for the creation, curation, management, delivery, and preservation of scholarly, cultural, and administrative digital content,” said Shepherd. “I believe in libraries’ ability to initiate and foster positive, compassionate change, particularly in areas of diversity and inclusivity, community building, and universal access to information.”

We congratulate the LCI class of 2016:

Paul Allison, Duquesne University
Andrew Amrhein, Harvard Business School
Sucharitha Bachanna, West Virginia University
Lisa Baker, University of Miami, Coral Gables
Brandon Bernier, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Beth Bohstedt, Hamilton College
Jennifer Bowen, University of Rochester
Kyle Bowen, Penn State University
Kellie Campbell, Saint Michael’s College
Gary Chinn, The Pennsylvania State University
Annie Downey, Reed College
Mohamed El Ouirdi, Duke University
Sarah Evelyn, Brown University
Jody Fagan, James Madison University
Matthew Gardzina, Bucknell University
Kevin Garewal, University of Akron
Gayleen Gray, University of Guelph
Elizabeth Gushee, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Edward Hudson, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Cinthya Ippoliti, Oklahoma State University
Lisa Kahle, State University of New York at Cortland
Debralee Krahmer, Colgate University
Kristen Lukens, St. Norbert College
Valerie Lynn, The Pennsylvania State University
Nandita Mani, University of Michigan
Eric Maslowski, University of Michigan Library
Elizabeth Mengel, Johns Hopkins University
Aaron Purcell, Virginia Tech
Frank Rosa, George Brown College
Katie Rose, University of Notre Dame
Maria Savova, Claremont University Consortium
Jill Sexton, North Carolina State University
Kelcy Shepherd, Amherst College
Jason Smith, Pomona College
Plato Smith II, University of Florida
Michael Thomas, Case Western Reserve University
Elizabeth Waraksa, Association of Research Libraries
Catherine Zabriskie, Brown University
Donna Ziegenfuss, University of Utah

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