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Board of Trustees approves purchases

LCC Board of Trustees

The current LCC Board of Trustees is pictured.  From left are: front row - Board President Angela Mathews, Trustee Ryan Buck, Vice President Lawrence Hidalgo Jr.; back row - Treasurer Robert Proctor, LCC President Dr. Steve Robinson, Trustee Andrew Abood, Secretary LaShunda Thomas, Board Liaison Benita Duncan and Trustee Samantha Vaive.  Photo by Kevin W. Fowler for LCC

Mallory Stiles

By Mallory Stiles
Editor in Chief

The first LCC Board of Trustees meeting of the academic year occurred Monday, Sept. 18 and the beginnings of the 2023-24 agenda were decided.

FAFSA changes and certifications needed for state funding were discussed, but there were also a lot of budgeting decisions made.

The Digital Media, Audio and Cinema Program need digital cameras with an updated lens to better capture and stream sports and live events; LCC voted to spend $110,995 on this endeavor.

There was a blanket purchase order made with Anthony Travel to secure traveling services for both academic and non-academic departments from now until Nov. 16. A total of $500,000 was targeted for this.

Nursing and Community Health Services Education Programs require additional beds to aid coursework. The cost, in total, is $150,720.

Shambaugh & Son received compensation in the amount of $212,703 to provide inspections of all sorts and repairs that may be needed, the contractual time period agreed upon was three years.

Superior Electric of Lansing was paid $212,703 to provide all labor, equipment and materials provided to upgrade a light dimming control system in Dart Auditorium.

While some of these dollar amounts may be jarring to many, Board Chairwoman Angela Mathews said each one of these decisions were carefully considered.

“All of these things were well-vetted and well-researched,” she said.

Mathews is not only a chairwoman with a bachelor’s degree in Community Human Services from Siena Heights University, but also an LCC alumni.

She said she uses all of her knowledge from her time at LCC throughout her decision-making process to determine what is best for students.

“I didn’t go into any class as trustee-so-and-so,” she said. “I had to do my homework, turn it in; I had to be to class on time. I worked with academic advisers. I speak from experience.”

Among other topics discussed at the board meeting, trustees recognized LCC police officers Ruben Maldonado, Alexis Jones, Logan Weinman and Samuel Selleck for their heroic efforts in saving a young person from self-harm in May.

For more information about upcoming LCC Board meetings, click here.



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