Isle Royale National Park Has New Superintendent

By the Keweenaw Report

Isle Royale National Park has a new superintendent.

This from a press release from Bert Frost, Regional Director of the National Park Service.

Denice Swanke, will take over, effective August 16th.

Frost said this about Swanke.

“Her honesty and integrity will help continue and develop strong relationships that will position her for success through innovation and meaningful collaboration.”

Currently, Swanke serves as acting superintendent of the Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Her past positions include acting superintendent of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Superintendent of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. 

Acting Superintendent Liz Valencia, had this to say of the new boss.

Swanke, who holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Montana and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Oregon University said she was excited to join Isle Royale’s team, and that she’s never experienced “enough snow” in her life.  

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