Executive committee and past presidents

Current Committee and Officers 

The committee currently meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 3:30 pm via Zoom.

Sara Varhus Hill, co-president
Barbara Guhde, co-president
Russell A. Peck, vice president
Marty Zemel, treasurer
Jane Shuffleton, recording secretary

 

Tanya V. Bakhmetyeva
Udo Fehn
Mary Huth
Hal Kanthor
Judith Kharbas
Miranda Mims
Marjorie Perlman
Marjorie Searl

 

Subcommittees of the Executive Committee

DISTRIBUTION
Solicits, reviews, and makes recommendations to the executive board on proposals of priority projects from each library (Allen, Miner, River Campus,  Sibley)

  • Hal Kanthor (Chair)
  • Judith Kharbas
  • Barbara Guhde (Co-Pres)
  • Sara Varhus (Co-Pres)
  • Marty Zemel

HOLIDAY READING
Plans and gathers friends to listen to selected readings from unique readers and talented musicians

  • Barbara Guhde (Chair)
  • Sara Varhus
  • Marty Zemel
  • Mary Huth

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Marjorie Perlman
  • Barbara Guhde
  • Sara Varhus

METZDORF AWARD
Reviews and selects an individual to be honored for their contributions and meritorious service to the Libraries

  • Judith Kharbas
  • Marjorie Searle
  • Jane Shuffleton

NOMINATING

  • Marty Zemel
  • Russell Peck

SPECIAL EVENTS/FUNDRAISING
Creates, promotes, and executes behind the scenes tours

  • Hal Kanthor (Chair)
  • Marty Zemel
  • Marjorie Perlman
  • Miranda Mims
  • Darcey Rodriquez

RESEARCH INITIATIVE AWARD FOR UNDERGRADUATES
Evaluates proposals on projects leading undergraduate students towards a senior thesis, capstone or independent research project

  • Udo Fehn (Chair)
  • Mary Huth
  • Jane Shuffleton
  • Marjorie Searle

Past Presidents

Martin Zemel (2016-2019)
Mary M. Huth (2014-2016)
Laura Fulton (2012-2014)
Marjorie Perlman (2009-2012)
Jack Kampmeier (2007-2009)
Joyce Melissinos (2003-2007)
Harold Stanley (2001-2003)
Mary Ann Henderson (2000-2001)
H. Allen Spencer (1997-2000)
Daniel M. Meyers (1994-1997)
J. W. Johnson (1991-1994)

George R. Parsons (1989-1991)
William W. Young (1987-1989)
Susan E. Schilling (1985-1987)
Peter H. Durant (1984-1985)
Paul M. Whitbeck (1982-1984)
Mari O. Wells (1980-1982)
Josephine Morrison (1978-1980)
John A. Leermakers (1976-1978)
Margaret H. Baum (1972-1976)

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