Dr. Dale Ricklefs has concluded her three-year term as chair of the School of Information Advisory Council. She is succeeded by Christian Schley, who served the past three years as vice chair.
In addition, Advisory Council member Sue Trombley has been appointed vice chair.
The Advisory Council is a board of volunteers who advise Dean and Professor Andrew Dillon on strategies and goals for the iSchool, engage in fundraising efforts, and share their insights and professional contacts with students and faculty, among other advisory functions.
Dean Dillon thanked Dr. Ricklefs for her contributions to the iSchool.
“Development and advocacy are vital for long-term projects for any organization, and we could not succeed without the commitment of people like Dale who take on the responsibilities of leadership out of genuine desire to advance our school and alumni,” Dean Dillon said. “Under her term our development operation has raised significant new support, and she leaves our Advisory Council in excellent shape for our new chair. To that point, I am delighted to welcome Christian as our new chair, confident that the Advisory Council is in great hands for the challenges ahead.”
Dr. Ricklefs, a retired director of the Round Rock Public Library, will remain an active member of the Advisory Council.
Ms. Schley is a consultant on a broad range of legal and information matters, and Ms. Trombley has more than 25 years of records and information management consulting experience. Dr. Ricklefs, Ms. Schley and Ms. Trombley are all graduates of the iSchool.