Gov. Joe Manchin has appointed three new members to West Virginia Universitys 18-member Board of Governors.

Joining the panel through June 2011 are Charleston attorney Ellen S. Cappellanti, Wheeling newspaper executive William O. (Bill) Nutting and Martinsburg businessman James W. Dailey, II. They replace Elizabeth E. (Betty) Chilton, Douglas J. Leech and Russell L. Isaacs.

Cappellanti is a member of the Jackson Kelly law office where she chairs the firms business and commercial law section. She is the past chair of the Standing Bankruptcy Committee of the West Virginia State Bar. Cappellanti received her undergraduate degree from WVU in 1977 and graduated from the WVU College of Law in 1980.

Nutting is vice president of Ogden Newspapers, Inc., a diversified media corporation headquartered in Wheeling that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers in 12 states, including several in West Virginia. He and his family are long-time supporters of WVU . Nutting is currently a member of the School of Journalisms visiting committee.

Dailey is chairman, president and treasurer of W. Harley Miller Contractors, Inc. of Martinsburg, and past president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia.

He attended WVU from 1964-1968.

“I’d like to thank the Governor for recruiting these new members to the Board,”said Steve Goodwin, BOG chair.”Each is not only a longtime supporter and friend of the University, but a leading member of their community. They bring a great variety of experiences to the Board.”

The appointments require the advice and consent of the state Senate.

The WVU Board of Governors has general supervision and control over the academic and business affairs of the University, including West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the Community and Technical College at WVU Tech, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

The boards next meeting is set for Sept. 6-7 in Morgantown.