Office of the Provost
The Provost serves as the chief academic officer for the institution and is responsible for maintaining the overall quality and integrity of its academic programs. By promoting excellence in teaching and learning, the Provost contributes to the college's overall goal of increasing student success.
Richard Prystowsky Named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Lansing Community College Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Richard Prystowsky as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at a meeting on April 9, 2013.
The appointment is effective June 1, 2013.
Prystowsky will serve as the College's chief academic officer and ensure the overall quality and integrity of its academic programs.
"Dr. Prystowsky brings a superb breadth of academic and administrative experience to LCC," said President Brent Knight. "He understands the importance of helping students achieve their academic goals and will be a key leader in our efforts to enhance student success."
"I am very excited about this opportunity to join the LCC family," Prystowsky said. "Throughout the interview process, it became eminently clear to me that this college offers outstanding academic and technical programs matched by a first-rate group of faculty, administrators, and staff. I look forward to working with my LCC colleagues to help the college continue providing great opportunities for our students and for our business, education, and community partners."
Prystowsky is Interim Dean of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness at Hartnell College in Salinas, California. He previously served as Dean of Academic and Transfer Programs and Division Chair for Math, Science, and Engineering at College of the Redwoods; as Interim Deputy Superintendent/Executive Vice President for Instruction at Victor Valley College; and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Central Ohio Technical College.
Before becoming an administrator, Prystowsky was a tenured professor of English and Humanities at Irvine Valley College. He holds a PhD in English, with an emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California, Irvine; an MA in English from the University of Michigan; and a BA in English from Pennsylvania State University. In 2011, he attended Harvard’s Institute for Educational Management.
Prystowsky succeeds Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, who left LCC to become President of Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania.
Jack Bergeron, who has served as Interim Provost since Shanblatt’s departure, will resume his duties as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Information regarding the Academic Senate can now be found on their website.
Video Podcast Series
May 13, 2013: In his ninth and final podcast as Interim Provost, Bergeron discusses the arrival of Dr. Richard Prystowsky, our new Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs; notes that the College will be awarding more than 3,700 degrees, credentials, and certificates at commencement later this week; congratulates the faculty and staff who have won Heart of Student Success grants; invites the campus community to participate in the implementation of the new Strategic Plan; describes the national praise that our Military Medic to Paramedic Program has received from the federal government, including the White House; provides an update on the Arts and Sciences Building renovation; announces a new college wide assessment website; and thanks everyone for their support during his time as interim provost.
Jack Bergeron, Interim Provost
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