Stephen has been appointed city clerk of Hillsdale, Mich.. He is the first appointed city clerk in Hillsdale’s history, following the city’s recent charter change to make the clerk an appointed position, rather than elected. At K, Stephen majored in political science and religion. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Dayton. He previously served as city clerk in Kalamazoo, Comstock Township (near Kalamazoo), and in Dayton, Ohio.