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MSU's McSpadden, KUSM's Pruitt tapped for Humanities Montana board

August 5, 2013


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Carmen McSpadden, director of Montana State University's Leadership Institute, and Aaron Pruitt, associate general manager of KUSM-TV and director of content for MontanaPBS, have been appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock to the board of Humanities Montana.

McSpadden joins Mandy Smoker Broaddus of Helena and David Irion of Billings as new appointees to the board. They will serve four years and be eligible for reappointment.

McSpadden is a noted teacher and thinker on leadership and a mentor to MSU students. She has served on many nonprofit boards and is a respected scholar of leadership studies.

A Bozeman native, Pruitt has served as executive producer for many documentaries about Montana, including the award-winning "Class C: The Only Game in Town."

Humanities Montana is the state’s independent nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972, Humanities Montana has provided services and grants to hundreds of Montana organizations in support of public programs in history, literature, values, and public issues. Among its many programs are its grants, Montana Conversations: Speakers Bureau and Speakers in the Schools, the Humanities Montana Festival of the Book, Letters About Literature, and the Governor’s Humanities Awards.


Carmen McSpadden (406) 994-7667, Aaron Pruitt (406) 994-5021

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