DiBartolomeo is a professor of world languages, literatures and linguistics with a focus in Russian and Slavic studies.
Later this week, a vote will be taken to choose the board's classified staff representative. Dixie Martinelli, who is again eligible for appointment and is running for re-election, currently holds the position. Martinelli is an office administrator for the agricultural and natural resources unit of the WVU Extension Service.
Student government president Ryan Campione will replace the outgoing student body president, Zach Redding, as the student representative.
Terms begin on July 1 and run through June 30 of the expiring year.
Board members whose terms end in 2014 include: David Alvarez, president of Bridgeport-based MEC Construction; Thomas Flaherty, Charleston attorney and the board's secretary; Drew Payne, the board's chairman and president of Payne Gallatin, Horse Creek Land and Mining Co., Spruce Boone Land Co. and Boone Coal and Timber Co.; and faculty representative Robert Griffith, a professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy.
Board members with terms ending in 2015 include: Charleston attorney Ellen Cappellanti; James Dailey, president of Martinsburg-based W. Harley Miller Contractors Inc.; and William O. Nutting, vice president of Ogden Newspapers Inc. in Wheeling.
Members whose terms end in 2016 include: James Rogers, senior managing partner at the Law Offices of J. Robert Rogers in Charleston; Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Raymond Lane, managing partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in Menlo Park, Calif.
Edward Robinson, president of Charleston-based E.L. Robinson Engineering and chairman of the Board of Visitors for WVU Tech, serves as a non-voting member of the board.
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