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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to State Historical Records Advisory Board

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Jim Cameron, of Saline, and Cynthia Ghering, of East Lansing, 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.

“As Michiganders we are proud of our state’s history. Jim and Cynthia are talented professionals who will do great work preserving our historical documents,” Snyder said.

Cameron is the social studies consultant for the Michigan Department of Education and was previously a teacher at Saline High School. He has served in leadership roles with the Michigan Council for History Education and the National Council for History Education, and was a board member of the Historical Society of Michigan. Cameron is also a board member and family support committee member for Habitat for Humanity and the Michigan Oral History Association. He earned a master’s degree in social studies from Eastern Michigan University and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Frank Boles.

Ghering is director of the content and collaboration teams, university archives and historical collections at Michigan State University. She previously served as an adjunct faculty instructor for the University of Michigan School Of Information and as the assistant director of collections and curatorial services for the Ohio Historical Society. Ghering earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in information, archives and records management from the University of Michigan. She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Patrice Merritt.

Cameron will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2015 and Ghering will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Dec.31, 2016. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.