Board of Trustee Representatives
Debra Johnson, Secretary
Dr. Michael Lindley, Vice Chair
Mary Jo Tomasini, Chair
Bran Dissette, South Haven City Manager
Quinten Hosbein, LMC Student Senate Co-President
Jim Krzyzewski, LMC Foundation Board/South County & Indiana Community Representative
Dan Mitchell, President, Hanson Mold
LMC Staff and Faculty
Barbara Craig, Vice President Regional Campuses and K-12 Engagement, and Cabinet member
Joe Cronin, Executive Director of Human Resources
Denise Gardner, Nursing Faculty
Candice Elders, Director of Marketing Communications and Cabinet member
Dr. Leslie Kellogg, Vice President of Academic Services, Career and Workforce Education
Mary Klemm, Director of LMC Foundation and Cabinet member
Jim Larson, Math Faculty and LMC Association President
Pam McVay, Director of Student Life and Housing
Doug Schaffer, Vice President Student of Services and Cabinet member
Rebecca Steffen, Executive Assistant to the President and Cabinet member
Louis Thomas, Director of Start to Finish Program
With the retirement of Dr. Robert Harrison, the Board of Trustees conducted a search and hired a President to succeed Dr. Harrison. The candidate was not culturally aligned with the College and a new search has begun. The anticipated start date for this person is late spring, 2017. Dr. Harrison has agreed to serve as interim until the search has been successfully completed. With this challenge, a leader with the ability to inspire and engage internal and external stakeholders to further the mission of Lake Michigan College is critical to the success of the College, as well as the morale of the internal and external constituency groups. Read More
Michigan’s Great Southwest is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance, and Lake Michigan College is poised to empower the next generation with the talent, skills, and education to carry the region into a bright future, but the right leadership and vision are essential.
LMC is in the midst of an exciting phase of growth and innovation.
Here are some of the recent developments that are launching LMC into a bright future.
- In the November 2016 election, LMC passed a 10-year capital millage.
- Recently approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer online courses, LMC has grown its online and hybrid class offerings to 40 in the Fall 2016 semester.
- In August, 2016 LMC will open the Hanson Technology Center, where students will study advanced manufacturing, CIS and energy production.
- LMC has grown partnerships with 50 area high schools to provide Early College for almost 9,000 students since 2009, saving area families millions of dollars in tuition savings. Early College now comprises approximately 33% of LMC’s student population.
- In 2014, LMC introduced its first baccalaureate degree in Applied Science in Energy Production and Distribution Management
- 2013 and 2014 ushered in a new era for LMC student life, providing a “real college” experience with the opening of its first on-campus residence hall and the new Hawk’s Nest student lounge and recreation space.
- In 2015 LMC established the Midwest’s first commercial teaching winery, where students learn enology and viticulture, supporting the region's flourishing wine industry. Plans for a new Wine & Culinary Education Center are underway to provide a permanent training space for Southwest Michigan’s future winemakers and hospitality and tourism professionals.