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Snyder makes reappointments to State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
November 24, 2014
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Joseph Burke, of Ann Arbor, John Rubitschun, of Okemos, and Cheri Arwood, of St. Johns, to the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.
The five-member commission guides the transfer of offenders in a manner that promotes effective supervision strategies consistent with public safety, offender accountability, and victims’ rights.
“These appointees are all valuable assets to the council and I am thankful they are continuing to serve,” Snyder said.
Burke is the judge for the 15th District Court. He previously served as the chief assistant prosecuting attorney for Washtenaw County and worked in private practice. Burke earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from Michigan State University and a degree from Cooley Law School. He continues to represent the judicial branch.
Rubitschun retired as the deputy director of field operations and administration for the Michigan Department of Corrections. He currently serves as an adjunct professor for the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice. Rubitschun served as chair of and an administrative law judge for the Michigan Parole Board. He serves on the rules and compliance committees with the national office for interstate adult offender supervision. Rubitschun earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and a degree from Cooley Law School. He continues to represent the compact administrator.
Arwood is the executive administrator to the Legal Division of Gov. Rick Snyder. She continues to represent the executive branch.
Appointees will serve four-year terms to expiring Oct. 31, 2018. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.