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College names director of local history office

May 30, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Kimberly McKee
Kimberly McKee. Courtesy GVSU

A college has named the new director of its local history office.

Grand Valley State University said this month that it has named Kimberly McKee to the leadership role at the Kutsche Office of Local History.

McKee is an assistant professor of liberal studies at GVSU.

She will replace outgoing director Melanie Shell-Weiss on Aug. 6, following a summer of working together.

The Kutsche Office of Local History gives a voice to the histories of the diverse people who call West Michigan home.

McKee’s background

McKee joined GVSU in 2014.

She has also served as assistant director of the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network since 2011, as well as worked with the New York Governor’s Committee on Scholastic Achievement and the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America.

This summer, McKee will help the Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society collect the histories of migrant workers and county residents.

McKee holds a Ph.D. in women’s, gender and sexuality studies from The Ohio State University. 

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