ASPECT doctoral student Julie Walters Steele, who serves as director of Virginia Tech’s Reynolds Homestead, was appointed to the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees by Governor Ralph Northam as a representative of ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network.

The foundation is a government board that works with Friends of Southwest Virginia 501(c)(3) to coordinate the development of the creative economy across 19 counties, four cities, and 53 towns in Southwest Virginia.