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Governor makes appointment, reappointment to Correctional Officers Training Council

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of William Henderson, of Freeland, and the reappointment of Timothy Eklin, of Grand Blanc, to the Correctional Officers Training Council.

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


"William and Timothy are great choices for this council and I appreciate their willingness to serve," said Snyder.  


Henderson is a corrections officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections, a position he has held for more than 20 years. He brings experience as a field training officer, and completed the corrections certificate program at Jackson Community College. Henderson will represent state corrections officers and replaces Andrew Potter.


Eklin is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Ferris State University. He previously served as associate dean for the education and human services division at Baker College, and worked 20 years as a manger within the Michigan Department of Corrections. He earned an associate degree in criminal justice from C.S. Mott Community College. From Saginaw Valley State University, he received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in organizational leadership and public administration. Eklin will continue to represent the academic community.


Appointees will serve three-year terms that expire March 29, 2016, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.