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Snyder makes appointments to Library of Michigan board of trustees

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Carla Hills, of East Lansing, and Stacy Nowicki, of Kalamazoo, to the Library of Michigan board of trustees.

The 13-member board makes general policy and budgetary recommendations concerning the Library of Michigan to the Michigan Department of Education. In addition to the governor's appointees, the board consists of members appointed by the Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader and both the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders.

“Stacy and Carla are talented and experienced professionals and I am confident they will be valuable assets to the board,” Snyder said.

Hills is communications manager for the Office of the Associate Provost for University Engagement at Michigan State University. She served as director of administration and voter programs for the Michigan Republican State Committee and caucus services manager for the Michigan Senate Republican Office. Hills earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central Michigan University. She represents the general public and replaces Michael Brogan.

Nowicki is library director for Kalamazoo College, Title IX coordinator for Kalamazoo College, and an attorney for Nowicki Legal PLC. She served as association director for digital resources and access services and as a reference librarian at Kalamazoo College. She is chair of the Kalamazoo Poetry Festival and a therapy dog handler for West Michigan Therapy Dogs and Pet Partners. Nowicki earned a bachelor’s degree in music history and theory from Oberlin College, a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University, a Ph.D. in information science from Nova Southeastern University, and a law degree from Cooley Law School. She represents librarians from a college or university library and replaces Lee VanOrsdel.

Appointees will serve the three-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2017. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.