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Appointments made to Correctional Officers Training Council

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Matthew Fedorchuk, of Okemos, and Bonita Hoffner, of Quincy, to the Correctional Officers Training Council. 

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

“Matt and Bonita are dedicated public servants and I thank them for serving on this council,” Snyder said. 

Fedorchuk is the deputy director for the Civil Service Commission, where he serves as a member of the state personnel director’s senior management team. He has more than 24 years of experience with the commission in the areas of compensation, classification, and human resource information systems. Fedorchuk holds a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary social sciences and a master’s of public administration, both from Michigan State University. He will represent the state personnel director and replaces Diane Earls.

Hoffner is warden at the Lakeland Correctional Facility and an adjunct faculty member at Kellogg Community College. She has worked with the Michigan Department of Corrections for more than 25 years, including as deputy warden, assistant deputy warden, administrative assistant to the deputy director, administrative assistant to the warden, and psychologist. She has taught in the field of criminal justice for nearly 30 years. Hoffner holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lake Superior State University and a master’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University. She will represent the Department of Corrections and replaces Sherry Burt. 

Members serve three-year terms expiring March 29, 2017, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.