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Appointment made to Hispanic/Latino Commission

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
P: 517-335-6397 or E: 

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Norma Huizar to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. 

The commission works to develop a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of Michigan's Hispanic and Latino communities.

"Norma brings tremendous knowledge and skill to this position, and I look forward to her working on behalf of the Hispanic/Latino communities in Michigan," Snyder said.

Huizar, of Grosse Pointe Park, is a substitute educator for the Professional Education Services Group in Grosse Pointe Park. She previously served as a trainer with the College of DuPage on English and Spanish workshops on sexual harassment and communication skills for small businesses. Huizar also served as senior project consultant for Meredith & Associates in Los Angeles, where she worked with the L.A. United School District. Before that she was the diversity manager for Southern California Edison.

Huizar earned a bachelor's degree in both political science and Spanish from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Huizar will serve a three-year term expiring Dec. 10, 2013, filling the remainder of a vacancy. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.