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Snyder makes appointment to Hispanic/Latino Commission

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Julia Guevara, of Grand Rapids, to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the 15-member commission develops a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of Michigan's Hispanic and Latino residents.

“Julia is a highly qualified individual and I’m confident she will do great work on this commission,” Snyder said.

Guevara is the associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of social work at Grand Valley State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from Grand Valley State University, a master’s of social work from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in social work and public administration from Michigan State University. She will replace Judge Maria Oxholm.

Guevara will serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring Dec. 10, 2014, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.