Dr. Michael Wells, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Studies, has been named President of the Friends of the Cleveland State University Library. He will succeed Dr. William Shorrock, who served as president from April 2005 until his passing in November. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library, anticipates that the Friends will continue to grow and offer exciting programs to the CSU community and beyond under Dr. Wells' leadership.
Wells started his career at Cleveland State in 1977 as an Assistant Director of Admissions. Since then he has been Assistant Dean of the Graduate College, Assistant/Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Dean of the Division of Continuing Education. He was Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, where he is currently an Associate Professor. At the state level, Wells chaired the Ohio Historic Preservation Advisory Board. Locally he is on the board of trustees of the Cleveland Rotary Club and President of Support to At Risk Teens, a Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. He is the author of several single and multi authored articles. He looks forward to the Friends of the Library presidency.
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