Bethany, W.Va. – Bethany College announced the addition of Robert Nutting, to its Board of Trustees at the annual spring meeting.

Nutting is the President and CEO of Ogden Newspapers, Inc., Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chairman of Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The Nutting family has a majority interest in the Pirates and owns both Ogden Newspapers and Seven Springs Resorts.

In announcing this significant addition to the Bethany Board, Chairman Greg Jordan, said “We are delighted to welcome Bob as a Trustee of Bethany College. In continuing the Nutting family tradition of involvement in the college, he brings not only added business strength to the Board, but underscores Bethany’s importance to the Pittsburgh and Northern Panhandle Regions.”

Nutting has a longstanding commitment to education, serving on the board and executive committee of the Linsly School (Wheeling, W.Va.), as a board member of Wheeling Country Day School (Wheeling, W.Va.), and as past Chairman of the West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities.

Nutting has also taken an active leadership role in many professional and charitable organizations. He was instrumental in the launch of the Pirates newly defined charitable arm, Pirates Charities, a new organization dedicated to strengthening the Pittsburgh region, with special emphasis on supporting youth health, fitness and education. Nutting serves as a board member and committee chair of the Newspaper Association of America and is a former President of the West Virginia Press Association. He is also a director on the board of United Bank – West Virginia. Nutting supports various environmental programs and is a current trustee of the Nature Conservancy/West Virginia Chapter and the former Chapter President and current member of Trout Unlimited. In addition, Nutting serves on the Board of Directors at the Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh.

Bethany President G. T. “Buck” Smith said, “Bob Nutting’s election continues a nearly century-long presence of the Nutting family and Ogden Newspapers on Bethany’s Board of Trustees. This is an important element in the College’s rich history. We are grateful to have it extend into the future.”

Nutting resides in Wheeling, West Virginia with his wife Leslie and three daughters. He is a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor, an avid fisherman, skier and conservationist.