MASON, Mich. (WLNS) — Mason Public Schools has officially selected a new superintendent.

Gary Kinzer has been selected from a group of three finalist to lead the Mason school district. He will officially join the district on July 1.

“The Mason Public School’s Board of Education is appreciative to all stakeholders who were able to attend the public meetings and provide input throughout this process,” the district said.

Kinzer is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Novi Community Schools and was previously the principal of Hiawatha Elementary School in Okemos, among other roles.

He got his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and his masters and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University.

“Mason Public Schools has had a solid leadership team for many years under Ronald Drzewicki. We were fortunate to have several strong candidates for the superintendent position. Our goal was to find a candidate who would continue the district’s positive momentum and take it to the next level. We believe that Dr. Kinzer was the best choice to move the district forward and we are eager to have him join our team,”

Kurt Creamer, MPS Board President