BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College is honored to welcome Taylor (Nutting) Gurbacs as a new member of its esteemed Board of Trustees. Gurbacs brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence that aligns perfectly with Bethany’s mission and values.

Gurbacs, a dedicated advocate for education and community development, has an impressive background in philanthropy, corporate leadership, and strategic planning. She currently serves as the executive director of The Robert M. Nutting Family Foundation, where she leads a multi-generation family board in developing comprehensive philanthropic strategies. Additionally, Gurbacs is a board member of West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities, where she supports the vision for independent higher education in the state. 

Prior to her current roles, Gurbacs gained valuable experience in various capacities, including as a board member of The Nutting Company, Inc., a corporate project manager at Ogden Publications, Inc., and an apprentice at Ogden Newspapers, Inc.  

“We are delighted to welcome Taylor Gurbacs to the Bethany College Board of Trustees,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees Ken Bado ‘77. “Her extensive experience in philanthropy will be invaluable as we continue to advance the mission of Bethany College. We look forward to working with her to ensure the further growth of our institution.” 

Gurbacs expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees, stating, “My late grandfather, G. Ogden Nutting, and Father, Robert Nutting, held Bethany College close to their hearts. It is an honor to follow in their footsteps and continue their legacy of service to this esteemed institution. I am deeply committed to the mission of Bethany College, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success.” 

This appointment comes at a poignant time for Bethany College, following the passing of G. Ogden Nutting, a beloved member of the Board of Trustees who served the College with dedication for 45 years. Her father, Robert, served on the Board for over a decade, with he and her grandfather, Ogden, stepping away in 2018. The Nutting family’s contributions to Bethany College will always be remembered and cherished.