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Lansing Community College Board of Trustees Extends Contract of President Brent Knight

March 25, 2016

LANSING, MICH. - During the March 21 meeting, the Lansing Community College (LCC) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the term of President Brent Knight’s contract to December 31, 2018.

Knight became the sixth president of LCC on July 1, 2008 and has received four extensions while serving as president. The Board's vote to extend the contract included several factors, namely Knight’s execution of the strategic plan, integrity-based fiscal stewardship, and campus renovations that will serve the College and community well into the future.

"The LCC Board is extremely pleased with President Knight’s accomplishments," said Board Chair, Robert Proctor. "I would like to thank him not only for his willingness to continue his leadership role but for bringing extraordinary vision to the College and our community at large."

President Knight thanked the Board following the approval of the extension, saying he was proud to continue at LCC.

"The College is emerging as a national leader in a number of key initiatives," says Knight. "I appreciate the confidence of the Board to continue to lead these efforts and am inspired by the prospect of doing more."

In 2015, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero recognized President Knight for his visionary leadership by awarding him with the "Mayor's Cup for Civic Excellence." Additionally, Knight received the "Exemplary CEO/Board Award" from the American Association of Community Colleges in 2014 and an honorary doctorate degree from Ferris State University in 2012. Dr. Knight has also been recognized by People Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the American Council on Education as "A national leader in higher education."

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education, and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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