Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to share the news announced today that Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill will be the new Managing Director of Ithaka S+R. Cappy, who has served as president of Vassar College for the past decade, is a passionate believer in high-quality education for students at every socioeconomic level. Having served on the ITHAKA Board for the past several years, she knows Ithaka S+R quite well already and her interests, research, and leadership align well with our own goals.

As many in our community know, I have been traveling to New York every week for nearly five years, and I look forward to spending much more of my time at home in Washington. But I am not going away!  I will continue to work on a number of ongoing projects and anticipate that I will be able especially to focus more attention to issues of library leadership, organization, and education.

It has been my great privilege to head Ithaka S+R since January 2012. I am deeply committed to our research agenda, and I have been so lucky to work with this smart, lively, and all together wonderful team. I feel enormously fortunate to be able to continue working with the group, even as I reach that point of knowing it is time to cut back a bit.

Please join me in welcoming Cappy, who will start this September. We will benefit greatly from her leadership, and you can continue to expect great things from our small team. I am so pleased to remain a part of this dedicated group.

Best wishes,