The Dean's Endowed Library Fund
The purpose of the Endowment is for discretionary use as determined by the Dean of University Libraries to fund programs, projects, services, recruitment and other activities to benefit the University Libraries.
This endowment is in memory of Thomas Roch Roddy, who graduated cum laude from the UW in 1949.
He had a distinguished career as a librarian at San Francisco State University and was a Professor Emeritus at SFSU. In his search for truth, Mr. Roddy was a voracious reader with a grand passion for travel. As an ardent supporter of education, the endowment will preserve Mr. Roddy's legacy by continuing his pedagogic pursuits. He had a charming wit, twinkling Irish eyes, and always dressed formally with a bow tie.
A plaque has been placed in the south apse of the Reading Room in Suzzallo Library in his memory.