Kennedy Library Creates Leadership Council

From Kennedy Library’s 2011 Annual Publication (15.54 MB)

The Library Leadership Council formed in 2009 to support Kennedy Library in its mission to provide unparalleled library and information services to the students and faculty of Cal Poly. We'd like you to meet the founding members of the council.


Warren Sinsheimer, Chair
Attorney and Co-founder, Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & McIvor

"Being a member of Cal Poly's Library Leadership Council is an eye-opening experience.

"In this era of electronic media and declining use of traditional library materials, students from all across the campus use the library more than ever.

"It is exciting for us as volunteer leaders to help the Kennedy Library serve Cal Poly in innovative ways."
— Warren Sinsheimer

Sinsheimer is past president of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, former chair of the Estates and Trusts section of the San Luis Obispo County Bar, and former chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar of California.

He is a fellow of the American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel. Sinsheimer was a founding director of the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation and president of the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center from its creation in 1986 until 1996.

The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce named him its Citizen of the Year in 1994 and the San Luis Obispo County Bar Asociation awarded him the John Seitz Award for Community Service in 1995. Cal Poly awarded him the President's Arts Award in 1994. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Cal Poly Foundation.

Sinsheimer received his bachelor's degree in history from the University of California at Davis and his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley.

Marilyn Edling
Retired Vice President, Enterprise Storage and Servers, American Region, Hewlett-Packard Company

Edling held a number of positions over her 16 years at HP, ranging from vice president of the Enterprise Storage and Server business for the Americas to world wide general manager for the UNIX server and workstation supply chain. She joined HP when the company acquired Apollo computer.

Before joining Apollo Computer, Edling reported to the CEO of a privately held manufacturing company and was responsible for strategic planning. She has also done extensive business and financial consulting for Fortune 500 companies. Edling currently serves on the board of Rain Bird Corporation, a privately held international sprinkler and irrigation company, and on the Foundation Board for Cal Poly.

She holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University in history; a master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University; and a master's degree in business administration from MIT.

Christine Young
Vice President, Century Tubes, Inc.

Young served in several capacities at Cal Poly, including the Cal Poly Alumni Association Board, the Parent Program Advisory Council, and on Centennial Campaign committees.

As the mother of three, Young has been very active in many philanthropic organizations raising awareness and donations for children with disabilities, families in need, environmental issues and especially, education in San Diego. Young served on the Board of Trustees for the Bishop's School in La Jolla for seven years and remains involved as a member of the Head of School Trust as well as the past parents group.

Young is a graduate of Cal Poly with a bachelor's degree in history. The family's strong ties to Cal Poly include both a husband and son who are Cal Poly alums.


Peter Booth Wiley
Chairman of the Board, John Wiley & Sons

Wiley has served on Wiley's Board of Directors for twenty-five years. He has worked as a magazine and news service editor, journalist and newspaper columnist. His writings have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines.

Wiley is the author of five books, all of which focus on the American West and the Pacific Basin. He also serves on the boards of directors of the University of California Press, the Northern California Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Wiley received his bachelor's degree in English literature from Williams College and his master's in United States history at the University of Wisconsin.

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