» Interim Dean Kevin Ross

Meet the Interim Dean

Kevin Ross, Interim Dean of the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, has worked in higher education for over 25 years as a teacher, librarian, and administrator. Kevin’s educational background includes a B.A. in Elementary Education from St. Ambrose University, an M.L.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a Human Resources Management Certification, and a Ph.D. in Education from Chapman University.  Kevin has worked at the Leatherby Libraries since 2000, and he has held a variety of positions in the library including Distance Education librarian, Coordinator of Bibliographic Instruction, Web Manager, Head of Reference, Chair of Public Services, Associate Dean, and Interim Dean. In his current role, Kevin provides leadership and support for library administrative services; serves  as human resources’ liaison in collaboration with the campus HR Department; supervises, mentors, and evaluates the library's  four Chairs, the Assessment Librarian, and our Administrative Coordinator; participates in library advancement activities; and oversees assessment planning, strategic planning, goal setting, and the library’s operations budget.

A message from Interim Dean Kevin Ross:

I want to share a warm welcome to the new academic year!

September 2020 marked both my twentieth anniversary at Chapman, and my transition into the role of Interim Dean of the Leatherby Libraries. Over the past six months, the Leatherby Libraries has been committed to supporting the Chapman community with robust remote resources, from online databases to virtual chat with reference librarians, and we’ll be continuing that support as we enter a new year. As we prepare for the many possibilities this new year will present, know that the Leatherby Libraries is fully committed to offering our Chapman University community the support you need for learning, teaching, and researching. Happy New School Year, Panthers!

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Kevin Ross

Interim Dean, Leatherby Libraries
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