The University of New Mexico (UNM) has appointed Leo Lo as dean of the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences, effective September 1, 2021.
Lo is currently associate dean for learning, undergraduate services, and commonwealth campuses at Penn State University Libraries. Throughout his career Lo has focused on equity, inclusion, and affordability in higher education. His prior positions include associate university librarian for research and learning at Old Dominion University, head of McLure Education Library at The University of Alabama, and research & development librarian and multicultural studies librarian at Kansas State University. He earned a master’s in library and information studies from Florida State University and a doctorate in higher education management from University of Pennsylvania.
At UNM, Lo will succeed Richard Clement, who stepped down as dean on June 30, 2020, and retired from UNM on September 1. Frances C. Wilkinson was interim dean from July 1 through December 31, when she retired. Mark Emmons has been serving as interim dean since January 1, 2021.
For more information about Lo and his appointment, see the UNM news release, “Leo Lo Named Dean of UNM’s College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences,” and the Penn State news release, “Penn State’s Lo Named Dean of University of New Mexico Libraries.”