Rochester Hills Public Library Appointment New Board of Trustees Member

The Rochester Hills Public Library today announced the appointment of Suba Subbarao, an English professor for Oakland Community College and avid library user, to the library’s Board of Trustees. The appointment fills a vacancy left by now-Rochester Hills City Councilmen Ryan Deel, who stepped down shortly after winning November’s election.

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Suba Subbarao

“Subbarao brings substantial experience to the Board and a shared commitment to serve the interest of our library, said Board President Bob Bonam, “she will be an extremely valuable addition to our board.”

“I have always appreciated the value the Rochester Hills Public Library brings to our community,” said Subbarao, “It has grown from being a resource for quality information to a town square, where people gather to learn and discuss new ideas.”

Subbarao has lived in Rochester Hills since 1988 and has been a library card holder since that time. She utilizes the library’s many services including the Bookmobile and MeLCat, regularly recommends books and topics for community lectures, and has utilized the study rooms to tutor non-native speakers.

For over 10 years, Subbarao chaired the English Department at Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, where she piloted textbook cost-savings initiatives for students and implemented department-wide integration of technology supplements in writing classes. She stepped down from that position at the end of 2017. 

Subbarao will have to run for election to the Board of Trustees this coming November.

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