A Fond Farewell
In February, I accepted the newly created position of Chief Development Officer at The University of Texas Libraries. In my new role, I will work with a team of wonderfully talented individuals to bring funds from private donors, foundations, and corporations to bear on the daily life of the University's libraries, UTOPIA, and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.
My time at the Ransom Center has been great and rewarding. It has been fascinating to watch the transformation of the Center from an archive to one of the liveliest public places on campus. I have had the great pleasure of building relationships with advisory council members and donors that have been crucial to sustaining and enhancing the Center's great programs and initiatives. As the Ransom Center launches a new capital campaign, we can draw inspiration from the fact that great research libraries are among the most inspiring creations of the human spirit. In my mind, this new chapter in the Center's history is about much more than raising money. It is a time, under Dr. Staley's leadership, for the Ransom Center to identify to the public the collections and scholarly resources that make it an essential part of our culture.