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February 18, 2007

Berkeley Springs, W.Va., resident Gat Caperton has been named to the Shepherd University Board of Governors by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin. He will serve a four-year term on the 12-member governing board.

Caperton is the president and CEO of Caperton Furnitureworks, a manufacturer of handmade, solid-wood home furniture that he acquired in 1996. The company, originally named Tom Seely Furniture, employs more than 100 workers and sells furniture throughout the U.S.

Caperton earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Davidson College in North Carolina.

Caperton serves on the board of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, the Natural Capital Investment Fund and the West Virginia Nature Conservancy.

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Other members of the Board of Governors include Manny Arvon, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Lauri Bridgeforth, Winchester, Virginia; Doris Griffin, Martinsburg; Robert A. McMillan, Martinsburg; Andrew D. Michael, Hedgesville, W.Va.; Lacy I. Rice III, Bethesda, Md.; Brent Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va.; and John M. Sherwood, Ranson, W.Va., who serves as board chair. Institutional members include faculty representative Dr. Anders Henriksson, classified employee representative Kenneth E. Harbaugh,and student representative Christopher Raines.

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