Friends of the Library Board of Directors

The Board of Directors work to support the mission of the University Libraries and the vision and goals of the Vice Provost and University Librarian. Acting individually and collectively, Directors advocate for and promote the best interests of the Libraries, sharing high-level counsel and expertise with the Vice Provost, the Executive Director of Library Development, and with one another in a spirit of collaboration and consultation. In addition, Directors provide philanthropic support for the University Libraries’ greatest priorities.

Board Members

Rhonda H. Beatty
Raleigh, North Carolina
B.A. ’87 (Journalism)
Parent ’15

Neilson Brown
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. ’67
Parent ’93, ’04, ’21

Maxine Brown-Davis
Cedar Point, North Carolina
B.S. ’74 (Industrial Relations)

Linda L. Butler
First Vice Chair; Chair, Outreach Committee
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.S. ’68 (Pharmacy)

L. Blue Dean (Blue)
Adjunct
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

John P. Evans (Jack)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Parent ’91, ’98

William R. Ferris (Bill)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nicola C. Gafinowitz (Nicci)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
M.S. ’16 (Information Science)

Kurt O. Gilliland
Chair, Administrative Board of the Library ex officio
Raleigh, North Carolina
B.A. ’92; ’95 (M.S.); ’03 (Ph.D.)

F. Borden Hanes (Borden)
Winston Salem, North Carolina
B.A. ’67

Kristin W. Harvey (Kristy)
Beaufort, North Carolina
B.A. ’07 (Journalism)

Anna R. Hayes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
’88 (J.D.)

Vance L. Horner
Lewisville, North Carolina
B.A. ’92

Meghan E. Lyons (Meg)
Wilmington, Delaware
B.A. ’13

Mary E. Miller
Chair
Raleigh, North Carolina

Jean H. Neville
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. ’69 (Education); ’72 (M.Ed.)

James T. Patrick (Jimmy)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.S. ’88 (Business Administration); ’99 (M.B.A.)

Gail Perry
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. ’73; ’77 (M.B.A)

Suzanne S. Plambeck (Sue)
Princeton, New Jersey
B.A. ’85
Parent ’19, ’20

Kelly L. Ross
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. ’80
Parent ’12

Meredith M. Rutter
Virginia Beach, Virginia
B.A. ’88

Nancy N. Sipp
New York, New York
B.A. ’83

Brenton L. Smith (Brent)
Raleigh, North Carolina
B.A. ’86; ’96 (M.B.A.)

Moyer G. Smith
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. ’61 (Education); ’65 (M.Ed.)
Parent ’85, ’86, ’96; Grandparent ’12

Sarah T. Snow
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. ’74; ’04 (M.S.I.S)

Rick J. Steinbacher
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.S. ’93 (Business Administration)
Parent ’17, ’21, ’22

Hugh Stevens
Chair, Membership Committee
Raleigh, North Carolina
B.A. ’65; ’68 (J.D.)

Elizabeth W. Tate (Beth)
Atlanta, Georgia
B.A. ’01

Priscilla P. Taylor
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A. ’66; ’68 (M.S.); ’81 (Ph.D.)
Parent ’96, ’97

Claude E. Teague III (Ted)
Saxapahaw, North Carolina
B.A. ’95; ’02 (J.D.); ’02 (M.B.A.)

Kenneth A. Ward (Kenneth)
Enfield, North Carolina
B.A. ’84

Elaine L. Westbrooks
Secretary ex officio
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

William A. Whitaker (Bill)
Chair, Development Committee
Atlanta, Georgia
B.A. ’67; ’97 (M.B.A.)
Parent ’99, ’01

Erwin B. Williams (Carter)
Henrico, Virginia
B.A. ’93

Megan W. Ziglar
Beaufort, North Carolina
B.A. ’88
Parent ’17, ’23