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Lansing Community College Board of Trustees name Abood Chairman

January 25, 2017

LANSING, MICH. - The Lansing Community College (LCC) Board of Trustees appointed Andrew Abood as chair with a unanimous vote during Monday night's meeting. Abood has been a member of the Board since 2014 and his term expires on December 31, 2020.

Robert Proctor, who was named to the Board in 2003 and was appointed chair in 2015, will remain a member of the Board.

"I am honored to serve as Chair," said Abood. "I look forward to carrying out the goals established by the former Chair and working with the President, faculty and staff to help steward enrollment, retention and student success initiatives."

Abood is a lifelong resident of the Greater Lansing Area and graduate of J.W. Sexton High School. He has more than 25 years of experience practicing law and more than 16 years of experience as a partner in the Abood Law Firm, a prominent law firm with locations in East Lansing and Birmingham, Mich. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and went on to complete his law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating two semesters early with cum laude status in the top 5 of his class. In 1997, he opened his own firm-the Abood Law Firm, where he was later joined by other family members including his father and brother.

As an active member of the community, Abood has received awards such as the Crystal Award of Recognition, 10 best Client Satisfaction Awards by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, and Top 100 OWI Attorneys in the State of Michigan.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with nearly 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a university, 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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