Bernard Schultz, dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University, is one of three new members appointed to the Oglebay Institute Board of Trustees. All are highly accomplished in the field of education.

Dr. Schultz, a professor of art history and well-known researcher, was associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Creative Arts before becoming dean in July 2000. He said he is pleased to serve on the board of Oglebay Institute.

�€?It is one of the finest arts and education institutes of its kind in the country and the partnership between Oglebay Institute and WVU s College of Creative Arts will be most advantageous for the people of West Virginia and the region.�€?

The 27-member board of trustees guides the actions of the MountainStates largest arts and culture organization. Also one of the oldest arts councils in the nation, Oglebay Institute presents public programming in nature, heritage, art and dance to the tri-state region and is led by President Frederick A. Lambert and Board Chairman Peter Holloway, Jr.

The other new board members are: Roberta DiLorenzo, superintendent of schools for the WashingtonSchool District in Washington, Pa., and Anne P. Madarasz, chief curator at the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center in Pittsburgh and curator of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The new board members agree on the importance of public programming in the arts and enthusiastically support the ongoing effort by Oglebay Institute to partner with other organizations and groups throughout the tri-state to increase audience numbers and accessibility.

Non-profit Oglebay Institute presents thousands of programs each year to a diverse public and works toward a mission that supports life-long learning for all ages. Operating out of four landmark locations in Wheeling, the Institute carries out its educational business at the Mansion and Glass museums, Oglebay; the Towngate Theatre and Cinema, 2118 Market St.; the Schrader Environmental Education Center at Oglebay; and the Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road.