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Case Weatherhead graduate named first woman to lead Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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



About Case Western Reserve University

Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work.