Welcome to Our Newest Board Members

By the staff of Nevada Humanities

This November we are pleased to welcome new members to our Board of Trustees. Nevada Humanities is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees made up of leaders in the humanities and nonprofit entities from around the state. We look forward to their guidance and leadership as we enter a new year full of possibilities. Our new Board of Trustees members include:

Deirdre Clemente is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Public History Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her PhD in History at Carnegie Mellon University and specializes in museums and material culture and researches the history of fashion. She has curated innovative exhibits of collections ranging from Clara Bow’s Walking Box Ranch and Liberace’s custom-made ensembles to rescued buttons and striker signs from the Culinary Union collections. 

Sally Denton is an author, journalist, and independent scholar from Boulder City. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Public Scholar Fellowship, the Black Mountain/Kluge Fellowship, and was the 2017 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer. She is the author of The Money and the Power, American Massacre, The Bluegrass Conspiracy, and The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Build the World

Claudia Ortega-Lukas is a Graphic Designer in the Marketing and Communications office at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). She formerly taught a course on Media Graphics at UNR’s Reynolds School of Journalism. Claudia came to Nevada from Georgia where she was Features and Sports Planning Editor at the Savannah Morning News. A native of Mexico, Claudia has a strong interest in connecting members of the northern Nevada community to global interests.

Scott Seeley is the co-owner of The Writer’s Block in Las Vegas, which is southern Nevada’s only independent bookstore. He has been critically involved in developing Las Vegas’ humanities infrastructure, local business networks, and youth literacy programming. Scott is currently building a humanities center for literature, literacy, and scholarship in downtown Las Vegas with the partnership of the Rogers Foundation. 

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Every year Nevada Humanities seeks nominations for new members to serve three-year terms. Nevada Humanities is a statewide organization, and board members are selected for geographic and occupational diversity, their skills and talents, and their interest in, and commitment to, public humanities and civic participation. For more information about the Nevada Humanities Board of Trustees, visit our website at nevadahumanities.org.

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