Case Weatherhead Graduate Named First Woman to Lead Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Posted 4.26.2005

Barbara K. Mistick, a 2003 graduate of the Executive Doctorate in Management program at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, is the first woman to be named director of the 110-year old Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Mistick, founder of Mobility Inc., a successful transportation business for students with disabilities, and a distinguished service professor at Carnegie Mellon University, succeeds Herb Elish who recently retired after leading this urban public library system.  Founded by steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie in 1895, the system includes18 libraries all within the Pittsburgh city limits and boasts 2 million-plus annual visitors and 250,000 cardholders.

Mistick holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Carlow College, a master’s in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University.


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