Program Committee Election

Please help choose citizen members for the Humanities Council program committee. The Program Committee oversees all direct programs and grants of the Humanities Council. This includes reviewing grant applications and making funding recommendations to the Humanities Council board of directors. Your vote gives the public a voice in our grants and program decisions. Review the candidates below, then either download the ballot and mail in your selections, or visit the online ballot to make your choices online. Vote for four of the candidates below:


Jody Evans, Hardy County, is a retired employee of the CIA who has been involved with several international and intercultural programs dedicated to promoting peace and cross-cultural exchange, including the American Field Service and the ThaiCraft organization.


Jason Gum, Gilmer County, is archivist and reference librarian at the Robert F. Kidd Library at Glenville State College. He is a program committee incumbent and eligible for re-election.


Thomas Schoffler, Upshur County, is Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance at West Virginia Wesleyan College. A professional actor and director, he has worked and presented master classes in acting and movement at colleges and conferences around the country.


Elizabeth Spangler, Greenbrier County, has served on the board of directors of Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, the Greenbrier Historical Society, and Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation. She is a program committee incumbent and eligible for re-election.


Peter Staffel, Ohio County, is Chair of the Humanities Department and Professor of English at West Liberty University.


H. G. Young, Wood County, is Professor of Music at West Virginia University-Parkersburg and is active as a conductor and musicologist.


Return your ballot by mail to the West Virginia Humanities Council by March 1, 2019.