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Governor makes appointment to Correctional Officers Training Council

Monday, August 20, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Diane Earls, of Lansing, to the Correctional Officers Training Council.

The eight-member council develops minimum standards and requirements for state correctional officers.


"I am confident Diane will be a great addition to this board and I thank her for her willingness to serve," said Snyder.


Earls is the senior executive assistant to the Michigan Civil Service Commission's state personnel director, a position she has held since 2001. She brings nearly 40 years of human resources experience, having served in various capacities with the commission. Earls also serves as the commission's director of career services and Freedom of Information Act coordinator. She attended Lansing Community College, studied human resources management at Oakland University and participated in the Harvard University JFK School of Government Executive Program. Earls will represent the office of the state personnel director and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jeremy Stephens.


Earls will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires March 29, 2014, and her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.