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Snyder makes appointment to Michigan Humanities Council

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Miranda Krajniak, of Grand Rapids, to the Michigan Humanities Council.

The council fosters quality cultural programs, bringing together humanities scholars and the public for fundraising and community engagement.

“Miranda has an impressive background and she will be an asset to the council,” Snyder said.

Krajniak is executive director of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. She served as manager of education and exhibits for Saugatuck Center for the Arts and in numerous roles at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Krajniak has a strong background in institutional finance, having negotiated the merger between UICA, Kendall College and Ferris State University and two previous institutional mergers. Krajniak earned a bachelor of fine arts in drawing from Kendall College of Art and Design. She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Brian Brunner.

Krajniak will serve the remainder of a three-year term to expire Dec. 31, 2015. Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.