VP AppointedGAMBIER, Ohio (May 21, 2007) Kenyon has named Michael Roy its vice president for library and information services. President S. Georgia Nugent announced the appointment of Roy, who is currently director of academic computing services and director of digital library projects at Wesleyan University.
Roy will replace Dan Temple, who is retiring at the end of June. Roy says he was attracted to the position at Kenyon in part because of Temple's leadership in integrating Kenyon's traditional library services with technology.
"In the past ten years, Dan Temple and his team have created a national model for how merged libraries and technology organizations can provide a set of services that neither organization can provide on its own," says Roy. "I look forward to building on this success as we continue to think creatively about library and information services."
According to Nugent, several factors made Roy a good fit for Kenyon. "His early career as an instructor of English, a writer, and a researcher give him a real appreciation for how we've structured our libraries and information-technology services," says Nugent. "Michael understands that our faculty members and our community care about books and literature, but he also realizes that our use of technology, both in and out of the classroom, is wide-ranging."
Roy comes to Kenyon with a distinguished record of accomplishment in the world of information technology. Highlights of his eleven-year career at Wesleyan include founding Academic Commons, a journal and forum focused on the relationship of technology to the liberal arts, and leading in the formation of a group that created a corpus of high-quality interactive educational materials. In 2001, Roy was a fellow at the Frye Institute, which trains leaders to transform academic information services for higher education. Prior to working at Wesleyan, he held several computing roles at Harvard University.
Roy earned a master's degree in English from Duke University, where he also taught introductory composition courses. He earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College.
At Kenyon, Roy will have responsibility for Kenyon's combined library and computing services division, which includes information access, information systems, information resources, collection services, and institutional research. Roy will report to Nugent as a member of Kenyon's senior staff. He will begin work in early July.