The Michigan Humanities Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jennifer Rupp will serve as Acting President & CEO for the organization while the search for a permanent President & CEO gets underway.

Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki will leave Michigan Humanities on September 17, after six years as President & CEO to become the leader of the Fremont Area Community Foundation. The Michigan Humanities Board of Directors will embark on a national search for her replacement by October 2021.

In the meantime, Jennifer Rupp will be serving as Michigan Humanities’ interim leader. “We are very pleased to have Jennifer Rupp serve as Acting President & CEO over the next several months,” said Celeste Diehm, Michigan Humanities Board Chair. “Jennifer has served Michigan Humanities for the last four years, maintaining excellent relationships with national, statewide, and community partners. Jennifer is a trusted staff member and has long-time leadership experience with the Brass Band of Battle Creek and the Marshall Historical Society.”

“We anticipate continuing our grants and programs with quality and connection, as Michigan Humanities has always done,” said Diehm. “The entire Board and Staff are committed to our mission and its success.”

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