She has worked for presidents, governors and prestigious institutions, and traveled the globe to advocate for the arts, humanities and civil rights. Listing all of Sondra Myers’ accomplishments and honors in this small space is impossible. A few:

She is past chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, past president of the Federation of State Humanities Councils and founding president of Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania and the State Arts Advocacy League of America. Tabbed by President Jimmy Carter, she served on the the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1980 to 1985. In 2011, President Barack Obama named her to the Commission for Presidential Scholars. She has authored and edited several books, and is Senior Fellow for International, Civic and Cultural Projects and director of the Schemel Forum at the University of Scranton.

Mrs. Myers is also a frequent and eloquent contributor to The Times-Tribune’s opinion page. She lives in Scranton with her husband, attorney Morey Myers.