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Snyder makes appointment to State Historical Records Advisory Board

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Kevin Graffagnino, of Saline, to the State Historical Records Advisory Board.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the seven-member board serves as a central advisory body for historical records planning and National Historical Publications and Records Commission-funded projects in the state.

“Kevin is an established professional in the field of historical records and I am confident he will do good work on this board,” Snyder said.

Graffagnino is the director of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan where he manages the collections, outreach, and a growing range of public programming. He has served as the executive director and CEO of the Vermont Historical Society, Kentucky Historical Society, and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Graffagnino was also the co-founder and co-owner of Vermont Heritage Press, and the proprietor of J.K. Graffagnino Books. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American history at the University of Vermont and his Ph.D. of history at the University of Massachusetts. He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Erik Nordberg.

Graffagnino will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2014. His appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.