Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Racial Healing Week

Dear Colleagues, Today, our college is closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his tireless work to advance civil rights. Like many of you, I am participating in our Racial Healing Week at LCC. Dr. King’s wise words are often quoted, and this is one quotation that has always stuck with me: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” This ethos guided me into a career[…]

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A New Year: Spring 2021 General Assembly President’s Address

What follows is a slightly modified transcript of my oral remarks at the Winter 2021 General Assembly. For the purpose of consistency, I began with a YouTube transcript and only made minor modifications to present my address in written format. I put a great deal of thought into these remarks, and I want to make sure each member of our campus community receives the same message. A New Year Happy new year everyone. It is[…]

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Burnout and the Importance of Mental Health

I am writing to let our campus community know that I realize there is a lot going on right now, and there has been for some time. The pandemic, the economic crisis facing our country, and the election, all create daily stress and anxiety that can make work life complicated and difficult. Events in the news and incidents of racial injustice cause further stress, fatigue, and trauma. Life is hard for many people right now. Since becoming[…]

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An Invitation to Teach Me Something

As October draws to a close, I want to thank all the faculty and staff in our campus community for welcoming me to LCC. My first three months here have been incredibly rewarding, and I am so appreciative to everyone who has reached out to connect. Due to the pandemic, my face-to-face interactions have been limited, but I have enjoyed my time on WebEx, MS Teams, and Zoom with so many campus and community members.[…]

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The Vision Thing

Welcome to the first entry on my President’s Blog. We have so many excellent conduits for communication at LCC, but I have found that a longer-format medium such as a blog is an excellent way to communicate longer or more nuanced ideas. My first installment will address the question I have been asked most often since I arrived here at LCC: “What is your vision for the college?” It’s a fair and important question, and[…]

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Welcome to Lansing Community College

Thank you for your exploration of Lansing Community College. As you learn about our high-quality programs and services, please know that our outstanding faculty and staff are here to help you discover and achieve your educational goals. Founded in 1957, LCC is one of the nation’s most historically significant community colleges, and we are proud to serve the learning needs of our changing community. Whether you are interested in earning one of our career-focused degrees,[…]

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