Lourdes Karas

last updated 7/10/2017

Lourdes A. Karas

Director at West Liberty University

208 University Drive, West Liberty, West Virginia, United States
HQ Phone:
(304) 336-5000

General Information



Director, Education and Special Programs - Kingsley Association

Partner - West Virginia Kennedy Center

Contributor - Sunday Gazette-Mail

Executive Director - Appalachian Education Initiative


M.Ed.University of Pittsburgh

bachelor's degree - history , Allegheny College


Advisory Board Member - SLB Radio Productions Inc

Board Member - Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Advisory Board Member - Dress

Board Member - Union Project

Advisory Board Member - Dress for Success

Member - Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network

Member of the Steering Committee for the Arts Education Collaborative and the President of the Council - Western Pennsylvania Museum

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Lourdes Karas
Lourdes Karas West Liberty University Lourdes (Lou) Karas is the Director of the Center for Arts and Education at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV. She has over thirty years of experience in the administration, design and evaluation of non-profit arts and education programs. Lou joined the PCCR Board in January 2016. A resident of Highland Park, she enjoys gardening and needlepoint.

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Power of 32 | Recent News & Updates

According to Lou Karas, director of The Center for Arts and Education at WLU, they are working with partners in Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia to reimagine space at all levels - from preschool to higher education.

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In September, Lou Karas, Director of Center for Arts and Education at West Liberty University, extended an invitation to the Remake Learning Network to attend a workshop on creating 21st century learning spaces.

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