A Pair of New Deans: Bella Karr Gerlich at Texas Tech and Lei Lei at Rutgers

GerlichBella Karr Gerlich was named dean of University Libraries at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Dr. Gerlich was dean of libraries at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Earlier in her career she was University Librarian at Dominican University.

Dr. Gerlich is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She earned a master’s degree in public management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a doctorate in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh.

It is an honor to be the next Dean of Libraries for Texas Tech, knowing I will be working with such amazing faculty, staff, students and administrators,” Dr. Gerlich said. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity and to help the institution reach its goal to become a tier-one research university.”

Lei-LeiLei Lei was appointed dean of the Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Lei has been on the faculty at the Rutgers Business School since 1989. She is the founding director of the Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management and is the founding chair of the department of supply chain management and marketing sciences.

Dr. Lei holds a master degree in electrical and computer engineering from Dalian University of Technology in China. She earned a Ph.D. in industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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