Governance

The TDL organizational structure, including governance and membership levels, is outlined fully in the organization’s Bylaws. For more information on membership levels, see the TDL Membership Information page.

Member Board

The TDL membership is represented by a Member Board, which consists of the administrative head of each Regular Member (plus a representative administrative head for each Consortia Member). The Member Board meets yearly in the fall to discuss issues of concern to the membership and elect at-large members of the Governing Board.

  • Chris Matz, Angelo State University
  • John Wilson, Baylor University
  • Eric Owens, Sam Houston State University
  • Jonathan Helmke, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Doug Ferrier, Texas A&M International University
  • David Carlson, Texas A&M University
  • Catherine Rudowsky, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  • David Baca, Texas A&M University – Galveston
  • Joan Heath, Texas State University
  • Bella Karr Gerlich, Texas Tech University
  • Suzanne Sears, Texas Woman’s University
  • Chris Nolan, Trinity University
  • Lisa German, University of Houston
  • Vivienne McClendon, University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Diane Bruxvoort, University of North Texas
  • Daniel Burgard, University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Lorraine Haricombe, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ellen Safley, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Pat Ciejka, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Paul Sharpe, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Kelly Gonzalez, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Shawna Kennedy Witthar, West Texas A&M University

Governing Board

The TDL Governing Board provides strategic direction for the Texas Digital Library and is comprised of library deans and directors from seven TDL institutions. The founding ARL members of TDL serve as ex officio members of the Governing Board. The remaining three members are elected at-large from within the regular membership.

In addition, two members of the TDL staff sit on the Governing Board as ex officio, non-voting members.

TDL Governing Board members for 2019-2020 are:

  • David Carlson (chair), Texas A&M University*
  • Catherine Rudowsky, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  • Bella Karr Gerlich, Texas Tech University*
  • Lisa German, University of Houston*
  • Lorraine Haricombe, University of Texas at Austin*
  • Kelly Gonzalez, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Shawna Kennedy-Witthar, West Texas A&M University
  • Mark Smith, Texas State Library and Archives Commission**
  • Kristi Park, TDL Executive Director**
  • Courtney Mumma, TDL Deputy Director**

*ex officio member
**ex officio, non-voting member

Executive Committee

A select group within the Governing Board acts on behalf of the Board to make day-to-day operational decisions. This group, the Executive Committee, consists of the officers of the Governing Board:

The Governing Board Executive Committee members for 2019-2020 are:

  • David Carlson (chair), Texas A&M University
  • Vice-chair TBD, Fall 2019
  • Catherine Rudowsky (secretary/treasurer), Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Planning and Governance Documents