Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is directed and governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members, elected at large in the community college district on a nonpartisan basis. Elected members retain positions for 6-year terms.

Board of Trustees Calendar

Dec Mon 07

Audit Committee Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dec Mon 14

Board of Trustees Meeting

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Trusteeship at LCC

The next Board Election is in November 2020. Election information can be obtained from the Ingham County Clerks Office 517-676-7255.

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Meet the Trustees

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LCC Board of Trustees

Lawrence Hidalgo, Jr., Chair
Ryan Buck, Vice Chair
Angela L. Mathews, Secretary
Larry Meyer, Treasurer
Andrew P. Abood, Trustee
Robert E. Proctor, Trustee
Samantha Vaive, Trustee

LCC Board Professional Staff

Benita Duncan, Executive Assistant & Liaison
(517) 483-5252

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LCC Board of Trustees

Lawrence Hidalgo, Jr., Chair

Lawrence Hidalgo, Jr. works for the State of Michigan as the Director of the Construction Safety and Health Division of MIOSHA.  He was formally the Training Director for the Lansing Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.  He received his bachelor's degree in education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (University of Louisiana - Lafayette) and his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  Lawrence practices law in the area of estate planning.  He served as a commissioner on the Lt. Governor's Cherry Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth.  Lawrence served on the committee to create the high school completion program at Lansing Community College.  He was also instrumental in creating the CRAFT program in the Lansing School District that helped numerous high school students prepare for and enter into careers in the skilled trades.  He was elected to the Board of Trustees for Lansing Community College, November 6, 2012, and re-elected November 6, 2018. His term expires December 31, 2024.

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Board Chair, January 2019 – present
Vice Chair, January 2015 - December 2018
Foundation Board of Director, (Member), January 2013 - Dec 2014
Audit Committee (Member), January 2014 - December 2018
Talent District Career Council, (Representative), January 2013 - present

Ryan Buck speaking at graduation commencement
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LCC Board of Trustees

Ryan Buck, Vice Chair

A lifelong Michigander, Ryan grew up in the rural, mining region of the central Upper Peninsula. He is the product of a middle class family-his father spent 30 years in the UP's iron mines and his mother has continuously owned and operated a small convenience store for even longer. Ryan is a graduate of Central Michigan University, earning a Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, in Political Science and European Studies. There, he took up leadership roles with the Siblings Weekend program and led issue-based service trips across the country. Later, Ryan graduated from Michigan State University College of Law, earning a Juris Doctor, cum laude.

While studying law, he also worked with the Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, helping indigent clients resolve their tax disputes with the IRS, Michigan Department of Treasury, and City of Lansing. Ryan serves as the Chief Deputy Clerk of the Ingham County Circuit Court. The Circuit Court hears matters such as civil cases and controversies seeking damages over $25,000, felony criminal, domestic relations, juvenile delinquency, abused and neglected children, adoptions, among many others.

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Ryan believes that LCC is a place of good beginnings. Through effective communication, accountability, and strategic planning, LCC can move forward, providing students with the knowledge and experience they need to achieve their dreams. He was elected to office November 8, 2016, and his term expires December 31, 2022.

Vice Chair, January 2019 - present
Foundation Board of Directors, (Member), January 2017 - present
Audit Committee (Member), January 2019 - present
Leslie Local Development Authority (Rep), January 2019 - present

Angela Mathews posing for a photo with Provost Elaine Pogoncheff and Dean Andrea Hoagland
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LCC Board of Trustees

Angela L. Mathews, Secretary

Ms. Mathews has been a lifelong resident of Lansing for over 30 years. After earning a degree in Human Services from Lansing Community College, Ms. Mathews established her career in Lansing, dedicating herself to community outreach and relations with several organizations. Throughout her career, she has served the Ingham County Register of Deeds' office, Lansing School District, and several non-profits, including Youth Development Corporation and March for Justice. Ms. Mathews is the Executive Director of the Connection TV Show, Video Instructor for Hope Central Academy, and CEO of Mathews Media Group.

She combines her passion for education and her professional success to mentor Lansing youth through her many community organization platforms, teaching leadership and life transferable skills. She serves on the Lansing Juneteenth Committee, is active with the Lansing Branch of the NAACP, and is a licensed minister.

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Her top priorities as a Trustee are increasing outreach to future prospective students and strengthening LCC relations with other educational institutions. She was elected to office November 8, 2016, and her term expires December 31, 2022.

Secretary, January 2017 - present
Foundation Board of Directors (Member), January 2019 – present

Larry Meyer speaking behind a podium to an audience
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LCC Board of Trustees

Larry Meyer, Treasurer

Larry Meyer has enjoyed a long and distinguished business career, including three and a half decades at the head of the Michigan Retailers Association. He rescued that organization from near bankruptcy in the early 1970s and built it into the largest and most successful state retail association in the nation. He served as the Director of the State of Michigan Department of Commerce 1989-1990, appointed by Governor James J. Blanchard. He was elected twice to political office as a member of the Lansing City Council, serving 1997-2005; in 2002 as Council President. The city advanced during his tenure, as he worked cooperatively with council members, Mayor David Hollister and his team, and the public.

Mr. Meyer has always believed that public service is an important duty. He was elected to office November 3, 2009. He was re-elected November 8, 2016 and his term expires December 31, 2020.

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Treasurer, January 2017 - present
Secretary/Treasurer, October 2015 - 2017
Audit Committee Chair, January 2010 - June 2011 and January 2015 - present
Board Chair, June 2011 - December 2015
Treasurer, January 2010 - June 2011 and January 2015 - October 2015
Foundation Board of Directors Member, January 2010 - December 2011 and January 2015 - December 2016
Leslie Local Development Authority (Rep.), January 2010 - December 2018
Mason Local Development Authority (Rep.), January 2015 - 2017, January 2019 - present
Career Connections Board (Rep.), January 2010 - January 2013
*ACCT Voting Delegate, January 2013 - December 2013
ACCT Central Region Nominating Committee, November 2014 - October 2015
ACCT Finance and Audit Committee, December 2014 - October 2017 and December 2018 - present
ACCT Board of Directors, October 2017 - present

[*Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a national association that governs board leadership at community, technical and junior colleges.]

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LCC Board of Trustees

Andrew P. Abood, Trustee

Andrew P. Abood is a lifelong resident of the Greater Lansing Area, a graduate of J.W. Sexton High School and a lifetime student at Lansing Community College. 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, Michigan. 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 F. Joseph Abood (brother) and Fredric S. Abood (Father).

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As an active member of the community, Andrew P. 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. He was elected to office November 4, 2014, and his term expires December 31, 2020.

Board Chair, January 2017 - present - December 2018
*MCCA Board of Directors, (Representative), January 2017 - present
Foundation Board of Directors, (Member), January 2015 - December 2016

[*Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) is the association Michigan public community colleges whose mission is to provide leadership on issues affecting member colleges.]

Robert Proctor speaking at graduation commencement
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LCC Board of Trustees

Robert E. Proctor, Trustee

Mr. Proctor is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator. He is a retired administrative law judge for the Michigan Department of Civil Service and served as legal counsel for the Labor Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives. Mr. Proctor serves and has served on various boards in various capacities within the community such as the following: former board member and chairperson for the American Red Cross; current Treasurer of the Black Child and Family Institute; former Board member of the Lansing Fair Housing Center; and mentor and tutor for the Lansing School District. He was elected to office in June 2003. He was re-elected November 3, 2009, and November 8, 2016. His term expires December 31, 2022.

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Policy Committee, Chair 2018
Board Chair, January 2015 - 2017
Presidential Search Committee Chair, Sept 2006
Secretary/Treasurer, July 2003 - Dec 2008
Audit Committee Member, January 2008 - June 2011, January 2017 - present
Audit Committee Chair, June 2011 - Dec 2014
Workforce Development Board, Jan 2006 - present
MCCA Board of Directors, Representative, January 2010 - present
ACCT Voting Delegate, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017
ACCT Diversity Committee, Chair; October 2014 - Oct 2015
ACCT Diversity Committee, November 2015 - Oct 2016

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LCC Board of Trustees

Samantha Vaive, Trustee

Samantha Vaive made her home in Lansing after spending years moving from state to state. She started at Simon's Rock College at 16 and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree focused in psychology. At Simon's Rock she earned the Peter I.B. Lavan Merit Scholarship for Excellency in the Social Sciences. She presented her undergraduate thesis as a paper at the New England Psychological Association's Annual Conference in 2007. She was a member of the Honors Society during her time at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work, earning an MSW in clinical therapy and animal-assisted therapy. She worked as a counselor for at-risk youth and young mothers battling addiction. After moving to Michigan she completed a Post-Graduate certificate program at The University of Michigan in sex therapy and sexual health education. She works as a community organizer and political consultant, holding several elected positions and officer positions within the MDP. LCC is a wonderful resource with the ability to bring a higher quality of life to everyone in our community, as a Trustee she will work to continue that legacy. 

Her goal is to use the knowledge and skills she's developed to help all of Lansing pursue higher education and self-development. She was elected to office November 6, 2018, and her term expires December 31, 2024.

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Benita Duncan during the 2018 ACCT Leadership Congress in New York
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LCC Board Professional Staff

Benita Duncan, Executive Assistant & Liaison to the Board

Benita Duncan is a Lansing native and graduated from JW Sexton High School. She received her bachelor in Business Administration from Howard University. She has been employed full-time at the college since 1995 and was appointed by the LCC Board of Trustees to serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Board in April 2006. In June 2015, Ms. Duncan was promoted to Executive Assistant & Liaison to the Board. Ms. Duncan manages the day-to-day operations of the board of trustees office and is the primary contact person for individuals seeking to communicate with the board. Ms. Duncan led the effort to transition from a paper to paper-less system for Board meeting materials saving the college time and money.

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She has actively served on many college committees, personnel search committees and interview panels. In March 2008, the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution honoring Ms. Duncan for her service as administrative support to the Presidential Screening and Search Committee for the hiring of the sixth college President. In October 2014, she received the 2014 Central Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award given annually by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), and a Special Tribute from the State of Michigan for exemplary service and dedication to the college, her family, her church and community. ACCT is a national association that governs board leadership at community, technical and junior colleges.

ACCT Professional Board Staff, Secretary, 2018 - 2019
Policy Committee, Member 2018
ACCT Professional Board Staff, Member, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
2008 Presidential Search Committee, Lead Support
LCC ACE Women's Network, Member

Contact the Board

Persons wishing to communicate directly to the Board of Trustees, or offer suggestions to the Board, may do so confidentially by email to or using the form below.

The Board will have a person in a fiduciary capacity to the Board remove identifying information before sharing the communication with the Board, if possible. If it is not possible to conceal the sender's identity, the communication will be shown only to the Board Chair and person approved by him/her.

The Board of Trustees Audit Committee accepts and reviews complaints and concerns, anonymous or otherwise, about accounting and auditing practices from employees or members of the public. Please address your concerns to:

Larry Meyer, Audit Committee Chair
LCC Board of Trustees
P.O. Box 40010, Lansing, MI 48901-7210.


610 N. Capitol Ave.
Administration Building
Phone: (517) 483-5252
Fax: (517) 483-1854


Board of Trustees
8100A-President's Office
Lansing Community College
P.O. Box 40010
Lansing, MI 48901-7210

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