West Virginia Humanities Council elects its board of directors

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council elected three new members and re-elected four members to its board of directors at its spring meeting on April 12 in Huntington.

New members are Kelli Johnson of Huntington, John Unger of Martinsburg and Dan McCarthy of Fayetteville.

Johnson is associate university librarian for at Marshall University Libraries and Online Learning and co-director of the Marshall University President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Unger is a West Virginia state senator, an ordained Lutheran pastor and a chaplain for the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

McCarthy is a 38-year Navy logistician who retired as deputy chief of naval operations for fleet Readiness and logistics at the Pentagon.

The three succeed Kevin Barksdale of Huntington, Marsha Krotseng of Bluefield and Cheryl Hartley of Beckley. Leslie Dillon of Chapmanville, Laurie Erickson of Morgantown, D.F. Mock of Charleston and Megan Tarbett of Hurricane were re-elected to the board of directors.