Borree Kwok named assistant provost for administration

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina—Borree Kwok, who has worked at Campbell University since 1993 and been the dean of the Campbell University Library since 2011, is the assistant provost for administration, effective Oct. 1.

“Borree has a servant-minded heart and a passion for excellence in learning. I am pleased and honored to have her join my office staff,” said Campbell Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Mark L. Hammond. “Decades of experience and demonstrated transformational leadership in our library services has uniquely and aptly prepared her to assist my office.”

As the assistant provost for administration, Kwok will hold a myriad of responsibilities that include planning and implementing various academic initiatives in the university’s strategic plan through the development of projects and programs focused on excellence in teaching, research, and student learning. She will also assist with other administrative functions of the Provost’s Office, such as accreditation and reporting.

“In the last few years, the library has focused on partnering with the teaching faculty to enhance student learning and research. In the new position, I hope that I will be able to contribute more in this area by helping to promote similar partnerships across campus,” Kwok said.

A Hong Kong native, Kwok attended Hong Kong Baptist University and worked as an editorial assistant at Asiaweek and taught high school before moving to the U.S. to attend graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed a Master of Science in Library Science in 1992.

She worked at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., before returning to North Carolina in 1993 to join Campbell. During her 23 years at Campbell, she has held several positions, including serving as director of institutional research and director of library services.

Over the past five years, during her tenure as dean, the Campbell University Library has seen marked increases in the utilization of its facility and services. Academic enrichment opportunities, such as the Library Academic Symposium and Faculty Lightning Talks, were introduced. The library’s collection also has grown to over 560,000 print and electronic volumes, as well as over 110,000 print and electronic serial subscriptions.

“The library has seen some significant changes in recent years. I am honored to have been a part of these changes,” she said. “Our library staff is a team of outstanding professionals, and it has been my great privilege to serve the Campbell community alongside them.”

Kwok will continue to serve as the dean of the library until a successor is hired.