EWC Instructor Elected President of Wyoming Council for Humanities
July 28, 2003
(Torrington, WY) Eastern Wyoming College English instructor and Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social & Behavioral Sciences Chair, Wayne Deahl, has been elected to serve as president of the Wyoming Council for Humanities (WCH). The Council provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state to promote public understanding, appreciation, and cultivation of the humanities. The State Board is responsible for dispensing re-grant funds for the National Endowment for Humanities. As president, Deahl, will be an ex-officio member of all committees, chair the re-grants committee, which is responsible for over $100,000 annually, and attend quarterly meetings throughout the state. The WCH granted over $88,000 last year to applicants for such things as book discussions, which were held in 48 communities in the state including Torrington through Eastern Wyoming College, a speakers bureau, and many other humanities-centered events and programs. Deahl will also travel with the executive director to Washington, D.C. for the annual lobbying effort of the National Federation of Humanities Council.
Deahl, an alumni of Eastern Wyoming College, has worked for the college for fourteen years. He has served on the WCH board for the past three years, will serve as president for one year and then will serve for one year as past-president.