Board of Visitors

The SILS Board of Visitors serve as trusted advisors on educational, research and service programs for the School. The Board assists SILS in enhancing the perception of the School, encouraging the highest quality education, participating in strategic planning, evaluating the School's progress and aiming to increase overall support.


Tim GunterTim Gunter 
Partner, KPMG
Belmont, NC


Committee Members

Larry AlfordLarry Alford
Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 


Paul AndersenPaul Andersen
Vice President of Workforce Enablement Technology, The Walt Disney Company
Burbank, CA


photo of George CoeGeorge Coe
Chief Operating Officer, Follett and Baker & Taylor (retired)
Charlotte, NC


Claire Leverett
Assistant Director of NC LIVE
Raleigh, NC


photo of Meredith EvansMeredith Evans
Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Atlanta, GA


Charles Lowry
Professor Emeritus, College of Information Studies,
University of Maryland, College Park
Washington, D.C.

photo of Bob Martin

The Honorable Robert Sidney Martin
Professor Emeritus
School of Library and Information Studies Texas Woman's University
The Villages, Fla.
Previous Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Joyce L. Ogburn
Digital Strategies and Partnerships Librarian, Appalachian State University
Boone, NC


Susan Perry
Senior Advisor, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (retired)
South Hadley, MA


Dr. Mae RodmanMae Lipscomb Rodney
Library Director, Winston-Salem State University (retired)
Winston-Salem, NC


photo of Fred RoperFred Roper
Dean Emeritus, School of Library and Information Science,
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Daniel M. Russell
Research Scientist, Über Tech Lead,
Search Quality & User Happiness, Google
Mountain View, CA

David Singleton
Director of Libraries, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (former)
Charlotte, NC


Bernie Todd Smith
Educational Ethics Consultant
Rochester, NY


Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith
EBSCO Information Services, Chief Strategist for Public Libraries
Durham, NC


photo of Sarah Snow

Sarah Snow
Information Management Consultant
Chapel Hill, NC


photo of Fred Stutzman Fred Stutzman
Founder and CEO, Freedom
Chapel Hill, NC


photo of Julie WalkerJulie Walker 
Assistant Vice Chancellor & State Librarian,
Georgia Public Library Service ~ University Systems of Georgia 
Atlanta, GA


photo of Leo YakutisLeo Yakutis
Information Security Officer, DXC Technology
Cincinnati, OH