New Board Member Joins the Historical Society of Michigan

Connie Dang

LANSING, MI: The Historical Society of Michigan is pleased to announce the appointment of Connie Dang to its Board of Trustees. Dang was appointed on Nov. 1, 2013, during the board’s regularly scheduled quarterly meeting in Lansing, Mich. Dang’s appointment brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board of Trustees, including expertise in administration, diversity, management, and more.

“The Historical Society of Michigan has always been committed to presenting a relevant and diverse view of Michigan’s history,” offers Executive Director Larry J. Wagenaar. “Connie’s experience, along with her expertise in multicultural affairs, will definitely bring a valuable perspective to the Board’s decisions.”

Currently, Dang is the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Grand Valley State University, Mich. Prior to that, she worked in the University’s Human Resources, Affirmative Action, University Counsel Office. Dang also serves as Commissioner & Vice Chair of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

Dang is an Educational Leadership Doctoral Candidate at Eastern Michigan University. She also has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University.

The Historical Society of Michigan is the state’s official historical society and oldest cultural organization. It was founded in 1828 by territorial governor Lewis Cass and explorer Henry Schoolcraft. Today, the Society focuses on its five mission areas: publications, education, conferences, historic recognition programs, and support for local historical organizations.


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