Daniel Named New McColl Term Professor

Release date: 
June 3, 2002

Dr. Evelyn H. Daniel, professor and dean emeritus at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the school's Frances Carroll McColl Professor for 2002-2004.

The McColl Professorship was established in 1995 as the result of a $250,000 endowed gift from Hugh L. McColl Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Charlotte-based Bank of America Corporation, to SILS in honor of his mother and sister, both of whom shared the same name. Daniel follows Drs. William M. Shaw Jr., Robert M. Losee and Helen R. Tibbo as recipients of the endowed award.

"We are pleased to recognize Professor Daniel's long career of teaching, research and service," said SILS Dean Joanne Gard Marshall. "The selection committee especially noted her research mentorship of younger faculty and her continuing contributions to the profession."

The McColl professorship is granted biennially. Part of the award supplements the faculty member's salary; the balance supports research, teaching and service.

Daniel came to SILS in 1985 from the University of Syracuse, where she had served on the faculty since 1976. She has also taught at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Kentucky and California State University - Chico. She served as dean at SILS from 1985-1990.