Governor Granholm Makes Appointments to Michigan Women's Commission

Contact: Heidi Hansen 517-335-6397

September 3, 2004

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Women’s Commission: 

Ms. Gail J. Glezen of Sault Ste. Marie, assistant housing director of Bay Mills Indian Community Housing Authority.  Ms. Glezen is appointed for a term expiring July 15, 2007.  She succeeds Judith Schwalbach whose term has expired. 

Ms. Patricia M. Lowrie of Okemos, director of the Women’s Resource Center at Michigan State University.  Ms. Lowrie is appointed for a term expiring July 15, 2007.   She succeeds G. Kaye Grubba whose term has expired.

Ms. Alexandra S. Matish of Ann Arbor, assistant general counsel at Wayne State University.  Ms. Matish is appointed for a term expiring July 15, 2007.  She succeeds Judi Clark whose term has expired.

Ms. Emily A. Stoddard Malloy of Haslett, editor-in-chief for The Red Cedar Log at Michigan State University.  Ms. Malloy is appointed for a term expiring July 15, 2006.  She succeeds Karen Williams who has resigned.

Ms. Sally Shaheen Joseph of Flint, attorney in private practice.  Ms. Shaheen Joseph is reappointed for a term expiring July 15, 2007.

Ms. Cheryl B. Sugerman of Ann Arbor, teacher and middle school coordinator for Beth Israel Congregation.  Ms. Sugerman is reappointed for a term expiring July 15, 2007.

The commission, housed within the Department of Civil Rights, focuses on improving quality of life for women in the state by studying and reviewing the status of Michigan women, directing attention to critical issues that women face, recommending methods to overcome discrimination, promoting methods for women to develop their skills, conducting surveys and establishing advisory committees on vital issues, and recognizing the accomplishments of women in Michigan.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.