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SRU Good News for March 9, 2012


SRU graduate earns DEP Citizens’ Advisory Council post

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Marjorie Hughes, a 1974 Slippery Rock University geography graduate, has been appointed executive director of the Citizens' Advisory Council to the Department of Environmental Protection.

 Hughes who most recently served as chief of DEP's Conservation District Support Division in the Bureau of Waterways and Wetlands, started her new position Feb. 27.

 "As a former member of the Citizens' Advisory Council myself, I can say that the council's service is invaluable," said Mike Krancer, DEP secretary. "Marge's vast experience will be a tremendous asset, and I look forward to working with her in this capacity."

 Hughes has more than 35 years of state and local government experience in environmental and transportation public policy development and program implementation. She has served as DEP's regulatory coordinator as well as an executive assistant and special assistant to several deputy secretaries and chief of several programs at DEP and the Department of Transportation.

She earned a master's degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University.

 The Citizens' Advisory Council was established in 1971. Its 18 appointed members review the agency's work and key environmental issues facing the commonwealth, then make recommendations to the DEP secretary, governor and General Assembly.

The council's office is in the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg.

 Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives. -


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