Board of Directors


  • To encourage understanding of the work of North Carolina State University Libraries, which includes all the collections and libraries of the University’s schools and departments, and to further a realization of the present and future importance of the library to the University’s advancement;
  • To attract to the North Carolina State University Libraries, through gifts and bequests, new resources, including funds, books, manuscripts, and other appropriate material beyond what the University budget can provide.


Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, President

Nancy Kuivila, Vice President

Brian Boothe, Immediate Past President

Greg Raschke, Secretary

Board Members

Term ending 2020

Richard Bloomfield

John Gant

Term ending 2021

Frank Abrams

Elizabeth C. Doggett

Charlotte Martin

Will Quick

John Stephenson

Term ending 2022

Dale Cousins

Carolyn Miller

Steve Rea

Officer Bios

  • Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, President: 

  • Nancy Kuivila, Vice President: Nancy Kuivila and her husband have have been active supporters of the Libraries for over 30 years as Friends, Life Members, endowment holders, and through planned giving.  Nancy has been a Friends of the Library board member since 2009. A former university librarian, she became intrigued by information technology while working in the library field.  Nancy went on to spend most of her career working in IT consulting, management, and project management for organizations such as the State of North Carolina, Fidelity Investments, Progress Energy and Cisco Systems.  She received a BA at Smith College, a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from SUNY Albany, and an MBA from the University of Rochester.  

  • Brian Boothe, Immediate Past President: Brian Boothe is a design engineer with Pentair Water Pool and Spa, with an office in the Keystone Science Center on Centennial Campus.  Mr. Boothe is an NCSU engineering graduate and founder of a product development company, Corsair EDA, which provides design and technical services for inventors and small companies. 

  • Greg Raschke, Secretary: Raschke is the Interim Vice Provost and Director of the NCSU Libraries.

Board Member Bios

  • Frank Abrams: Abrams, a three-time NCSU alum, became a member of the faculty in Biological and Agricultural Engineering in 1972 and retired in 2006 as a member of the faculty in that department and the joint NCSU/UNC-CH Department of Biomedical Engineering. His teaching and research included biomechanics and mechanical design. He served as a member of the Provost's Staff from 1994-2003, coordinating undergraduate curriculum and faculty development programs, and he also currently serves on the board of the NCSU Association of Retired Faculty.

  • Richard Bloomfield: A native of eastern North Carolina, Dr. Bloomfield graduated summa cum laude from NC State in 2004 where, as a Park Scholar, he earned a BS in Chemistry and BA in Secondary Education with minors in Spanish and Saxophone Performance.  He graduated with honors from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2008 and subsequently completed a medical residency at UNC, where he also served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics.  During his residency he developed an interest in the use of technology to improve health care.  He later founded a successful software company creating health and social networking apps for iOS devices that has enjoyed over 15 million downloads to date.  After his residency Dr. Bloomfield joined Duke Health to over see mobile technology initiatives and helped Duke bcome a leader in health technology innovation, including a rollout of Apple's Healthkit. In November Dr. Bloomfield joined Apple's health team.

  • Dale Cousins: Dale Cousins is immediate Past President of the North Carolina Library Association. Before retiring, she worked for nearly 40 years as a librarian with Wake County Public Libraries, and most recently as Senior Library Manager. She managed the Cary Public Library in the mid 1980s and was the system Adult Services Coordinator in the early 1990s. In 1993, Dale returned to work at the Cameron Village Regional Library as Regional Manager. Dale was the 2011 recipient of NCLA/WILR’s Marilyn L. Miller award for Professional Commitment. She also served on the Board for the Literacy Council of The Triangle and received their Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011.  She is the immediate Past Chair of the Executive Board for Wake County Smart Start and currently serves as a Board member for the NC Partnership for Children’s Local Partnership Advisory Board, 2016-2018. A native of Wake County, Dale received her Bachelor’s Degree at NC State University and her Master’s Degree of Library and Information Science from NC Central University. She is a member of the Friends of the Library and the JC Raulston Arboretum and is an active volunteer in her community.

  • Elizabeth C. Doggett: Libby grew up in Raleigh and received her Bachelor's degree from UNC Chapel Hill. She married her high school sweetheart, Michael, who graduated from NC State and is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. The couple has three children, two of whom are current students at NC State. Libby worked in pharmaceutical sales before focusing on raising her children over the past two decades, during which time she's also evolved into an avid NC State fan. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, knitting, gardening, and reading. 

  • John Gant: Gant is currently Director of Research and Development for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC.  He earned a mechanical engineering degree from North Carolina State University in 1988, and an MBA from Duke University in 2004. John is an active member of organizations such as the US Green Building Council, Window Covering Manufacturers Association, and Professional Awning Manufacturers Association. He and his wife Sheri recently celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary. They have two sons, Ben (13) and Weston (9), who attend Chapel Hill schools.  

  • Charlotte Martin: Martin established the Leroy and Charlotte Martin Foundation together with her late husband, a former NC State professor emeritus of mathematics.

  • Carolyn R. Miller: Carolyn R. Miller retired from NC State as SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication in 2015, having taught in the Department of English for over 42 years. She received her Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980. At NC State, she served as founding director of the Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, established in 2005 as a collaboration between the Departments of Communication and English; she also served as founding director of the M.S. in Technical Communication. She has been a member of the University’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers since 1984 and was named Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in 1999. Her university service includes terms on the University Library Committee. She was named a Fellow of the Rhetoric Society of America in 2010 and Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing in 1995. Carolyn is a Life Member of Friends of the Library. She remembers with no great fondness the old card catalog, microfilm readers, and the basement periodicals room in D. H. Hill, and is very glad these have all been replaced by newer technologies. She has lived in Raleigh with her husband, Carl Blackman, since 1973.

  • Will Quick: Quick earned a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. from NC State, where he served as student body president. He completed his law degree at UNC Chapel Hill. He is an attorney with the Raleigh office of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, where his practice is focused on corporate litigation and government relations.

  • Steve Rea: Steve Rea is a NC State alumnus.  He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1980, and followed that up with a MME degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987.  Over the course of the past 35 years, Mr. Rea has worked in the North Carolina power industry. During his early years, he held various engineering positions with Carolina Power and Light.  For the last 28 years he has worked for Heyward Incorporated.  Heyward Incorporated has served the Carolina's power industry since 1908.During his time with Heyward Incorporated, Mr. Rea served on the Company Board of Directors for 11 years.  While on the Board, he held positions of Corporate Secretary and Treasurer.  He has held various operating roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.  Currently, he serves as the Senior Vice President of Power Sales. Mr. Rea is a Lifetime NCSU Friends of the Library Member.  Other interests include ASME, NASCAR, soccer, and reading.  Also, he is a supporter of K9s for Warriors.

  • John Stephenson: John Stephenson began his relationship with North Carolina State University as a freshman in the fall of 1987. He is an exceptionally proud graduate and continues strong support of the University. John received a BA in Accounting in May 1992 and his CPA license in February 1996. A native and life-long resident of Raleigh, John currently works as the Internal Audit Director for Wake County. Previously, John was the controller for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, an assistant state auditor for the Office of the State of Auditor and a staff accountant for two local CPA firms. John utilizes his financial experiences to assist several organizations in a volunteer capacity. John previously served First Presbyterian Church as a Deacon, chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and treasurer of the Church’s Child Development Center. He currently serves as treasurer for the NC State Sigma Chi Housing Corporation and the Delta Epsilon Sigma Chi Memorial Foundation. John lives in Raleigh in the Brookhaven community.