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Lovelady Named President of Panhandle-Plains Museum

Carol Lovelady has been named the new president of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

Dr. Walter Wendler, president of WTAMU, announced Lovelady's appointment on Thursday. Lovelady has been serving as the interim-president of PPHM since May of 2016. Lovelady succeeded Guy "Cliff" Vanderpool as PPHM president.

“We conducted a careful review of a number of very qualified candidates,” Wendler said through a press release. “Carol Lovelady rose to the top of the list as a person with tremendous interest in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and its continued development as a strong partner with West Texas A&M University. I am pleased that she has accepted our offer, and she will begin work immediately in charting a course for continued progress.”

As president of the museum, Lovelady will oversee all operations of PPHM. Lovelady will also work to develop a strategic plan with the PPHM board of trustees.

Being president of the college, Lovelady will bring 20 years of experience to the job. Lovelady has previously worked at KACV television and High Plains Baptist Hospital.

Lovelady is married to Sam Lovelady. Lovelady has two children, Patrick and Lizzie.

Photo by WTAMU

Photo by WTAMU

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