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Trial lawyer elected to university board of directors

By Staff | Dec 10, 2010

Stephen G. Skinner was elected to the Shepherd University Foundation Board of Directors at its 2010 annual meeting.

Skinner, a trial lawyer, is a partner in the Charles Town-based Skinner Law Firm.

“Shepherd University is integral to the continued development of our region,” Skinner said in a press release. “The future of the region and the university are closely tied. Assuring the strong growth of Shepherd translates to insuring the strong growth of this community. I’m honored by the opportunity to serve both the university and Jefferson County in this capacity.”

Shepherd University, a West Virginia public liberal arts university, is the Eastern Panhandle’s regional center for academic, cultural and economic opportunity. Skinner’s involvement with Shepherd is long-standing as he is a past board president of the Contemporary American Theater Festival and continues serves on the CATF Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Shepherd University Capital Campaign Steering Committee. Skinner is active throughout the state in civil rights advocacy and also serves on the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

The Shepherd University Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advances the mission of Shepherd University by overseeing funds established for support of the university and its students, faculty and programs.

For more information, visit the website at www.shepherd.edu/fndtnweb/ or call 304-876-5397.