DETROIT (AP) — Akia Haynes of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission is one of two candidates to be interviewed for the job of executive director at the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Haynes, who has served as deputy director and general counsel in the Indiana commission since 2013, and Agustin Arbulu, a former member of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, will be interviewed during a public meeting Friday afternoon at Wayne State University law school in Detroit.
The commission said Thursday that Portia Roberson, civil rights chief for the city of Detroit, has withdrawn from consideration.
The commission investigates discrimination against Michigan residents because of religion, race, sex and other factors. It was announced in July that Executive Director Matt Wesaw would be stepping down when his contract ends this month.