Olga N. Hernández-Patino, Ph.D. of Grand Ledge, chairperson for the health and human service careers department at Lansing Community College, is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring December 10, 2009. Dr. Hernández-Patino succeeds Esmeralda Rodríguez, whose term has expired.
María Elena Rodríguez of Allen Park, president of Mexicantown Community Development Corporation, is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring December 10, 2009. Ms. Rodríguez succeeds Frances Díaz Plets, whose term has expired.
Leonard A. Savala III of Lansing, director of the undergraduate diversity program at Michigan State University, is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring December 10, 2009. Mr. Savala succeeds Luisa-Inez B. Schumacher who has resigned.
The commission was created by Public Act 164 of 1975 to develop policies and plans to serve the needs of Michigan’s Spanish-speaking residents. It consists of 15 members from around the state appointed by the governor who are of Latino descent and are Spanish-speaking.
These appointments are subject to Article V, Section 6 of the Michigan State Constitution of 1963. They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Senate within 60 days.
Olga N. Hernández-Patino, Ph.D