New Director of the WY Humanities Council talks funding and programming plans

Aug 30, 2013

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith is the new Executive Director of the Wyoming Humanities Council. Smith comes to the Council after years working at a non-profit focusing on advancing higher education through the use of information technology.

She’s served on the Board of a non-profit that promotes the legacy of western historian Mari Sandoz and sat on the Nebraska State Historical Society Board of Trustees. Smith has also taught at the Oglala Lakota College and is an author and historian. She wrote Give me Eighty Men: Women and the Myth of the Fetterman Fight, which won the 2009 Non-fiction Book Award from the Wyoming State Historical Society. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov spoke with Smith about her vision for the Council.