I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sha Li Zhang as the Dean of the Mansfield Library. Dr. Zhang was selected following a nationwide search. Dr. Zhang received the support of a wide variety of groups across campus. Originally from China, Dr. Zhang comes to us from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, where she has served as Assistant Dean for Collections and Technical Services for the last 7 years. Her solid background as a faculty member, scholar and administrator clearly demonstrate her ability both to lead the Library into the future and to serve in the academic leadership structure of The University of Montana. I want to extend my thanks to the search committee, led by Dean Larry Gianchetta, for its excellent work.
Dr. Zhang will assume her new duties on October 1, 2012. Please join me in welcoming her to The University of Montana.
Perry J. Brown
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs