Barbara Mistick, outgoing head of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, has been named president of Wilson College, a 142-year-old liberal arts school in Chambersburg in southcentral Pennsylvania.
She will assume the post July 1, taking up residency in the president's house on the college's 300-acre campus, replete with Gothic stone buildings and rolling farmlands.
"I'm moving further down the turnpike, but I plan to maintain dual citizenship," Ms. Mistick said with a laugh. "They have promised to celebrate the Steeler Nation in Chambersburg."
A native Pittsburgher, Ms. Mistick has been president of the Carnegie Library since 2005. During that time she turned around a bleak financial picture by raising the library's profile, building community support and individual giving, opening new neighborhood branches and exceeding the goal in a $58 million capital campaign.