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Snyder appoints members of Board of Counseling

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Kathryn Hoover and Patrick Munley to the Michigan Board of Counseling.

The board licenses and oversees the practice of counseling in Michigan. 

"Kathryn and Patrick will provide tremendous insight in the field of counseling and will be assets to this board," Snyder said.

Hoover, of Fenton, is a school guidance counselor at Richfield Public School Academy in Flint. She implemented and designed the Comprehensive Guidance Program at the Academy. Hoover also established a Girls Leadership Club and a Student Leadership and Mentoring Model. She earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Oakland University and a master's degree in school counseling from Grand Valley State University. Hoover represents individuals engaged primarily in providing counseling, behavior modification or preventative techniques to clients. She replaces Stuart Itzkowitz.

Munley, of Kalamazoo, is a professor and chair of the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University, where he is responsible for academic program development and administration, recruitment and development and budget management. Munley earned a bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University and a master's degree and doctorate from the University of Maryland. He represents individuals engaged primarily in teaching, training or research in counseling and replaces Delila Owens.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2015, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.