Josephine Jones, Director of Programs & Center for the Book
Start Date: 2007
Josephine Jones has been involved in the public humanities in the West for fifteen years as a speaker, discussion leader, program director, writer, editor, teacher, fundraiser and marketer. She directed two Lewis and Clark programs and coordinated Idaho's largest literary festival. Jones has an M.A. in English from Boise State University. Jones worked with Colorado Humanities as a contractor for five months before joining the staff in 2007.
Margaret A. Coval, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 1982
Margaret (Maggie) Coval has been Executive Director of Colorado Humanities since 1997. She joined the Colorado Humanities staff in 1982 and has served as Grants Officer, Assistant Director and Associate Director. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was employed by Binghamton University. She has a B.A. from Colgate University, an M.A. from the University of Denver, and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership's Executive Leadership Program. While at Colorado Humanities, Coval has developed and directed dozens of public humanities programs. She is co-founder of the High Plains Chautauqua; served as executive producer of the NEH funded Conversations 2000 public radio programs and the Five States of Colorado documentary film; and developed several institutes for K-12 teachers. In 2004, Coval facilitated the merger of the Colorado Center for the Book with Colorado Humanities, securing the Center's future and doubling the number of CH programs. Coval has served on advisory committees of the Rocky Mountain Book Festival, the El Pomar Foundation, the advisory board of the Center for Colorado's Economic Future and worked with the governor's staff to create the Colorado Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission on which she served. Coval serves on the board of the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Federation's Legislative Committee.