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Ron Leonard

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Director of Special Initiatives
Montgomery, AL
For the last year, Ron Leonard has held the newly-created position of Director of Special Initiatives at the Alabama Commission for Higher Education. As such, he manages two, large statewide projects, a FAFSA completion project and an OER initiative, and several smaller projects. Previously, he was the Director of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries for over eight years. During his twenty-seven years in the field of library science, he has worked in academic, public, and special libraries. Additionally, he worked for another library consortium, LYRASIS. When not working, Ron assists the Alabama Virtual Library with advocacy, budgeting, and database licensing.