Photo credit: Michigan Court of Appeals
On May 9, Interlochen Center for the Arts Trustee Emeritus Kurtis Wilder was named to the Michigan Supreme Court by Governor Rick Snyder.
Judge Wilder first became involved with Interlochen when his daughter, Alycia (IAC 02-04, IAA 04-06), attended Interlochen Arts Camp as an intermediate viola student. Wilder joined the Board of Trustees in 2007 and served until July 2016, when he was awarded Emeritus Trustee status. Wilder is eligible to return to the Board in July 2017.
Judge Wilder previously served on the Court of Appeals and fills the vacancy resulting from Justice Robert P. Young’s resignation in April.
“Judge Wilder has long demonstrated his keen intellect, his ability to navigate complex legal issues and his aptitude for forming consensus on the court,” said Governor Snyder in the official press release. “As a veteran judge of more than two decades, Judge Wilder is committed to the rule of law and the proper role of the judiciary. He is a superb addition to our highest court and I am certain he will continue the Michigan Supreme Court’s reputation of excellence.”
The Interlochen Center for the Arts community extends its congratulations to Judge Wilder on his appointment.