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Lake Michigan College is a special community college in southwest Michigan. We have three campuses – two of which are located ten minutes from our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.

Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our people – people who care deeply about our region’s future and who are committed to student success and exemplary educational programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging industries, and productive partnerships with the communities we serve. 

Video: Michigan's Great Southwest 2024

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 election, LMC will place its first ever capital millage on the ballot.
  • 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.  



Other LMC Facts

  • LMC serves approximately 5,700 credit-earning, and 1,300 non-credit-earning students per year.
  • The Mendel Center, located on LMC’s main campus, houses the college’s music and theater programs and provides arts and cultural experiences for 100,000 guests each year. 
  • LMC’s nursing program is the only nationally accredited associate degree nursing program in southwest Michigan. 
  • LMC recently received a rating of AA+ from Standard & Poor’s, making it their highest rated community college in Michigan. The vote of confidence from S&P will save the College about $200,000 in interest.
  • In 2013, Rocky the Redhawk was introduced as LMC’s new mascot. He represents the college's seven intercollegiate athletic teams  

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Search Timeline: August, 2016 - January, 2017

  1. August - Position Profile Finalized
  2. September - Position Profile Announced, Applications Accepted 
  3. November - Semi-finalist Interviews 
  4. January, 2017 - Final Interviews 
  5. January, 2017 - Final Selection
  6. TBD - Selected Candidate Begins Post

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About Lake Michigan College

About Southwest MichiganNapier Avenue Campus Location - Google

Southwest Michigan attracts millions of tourists who come for our beaches, wineries, and nationally acclaimed golf courses. But many who visit, choose to stay for our great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of life.

LMC’s main campus is nestled among a watery and wooded wildlife sanctuary, yet it’s less than a half-day’s drive from major metro areas including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis.

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