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Lansing Community College Board of Trustees Selects Alex Azima to Fill Open Seat

November 17, 2015

LANSING, MICH. - At the November 16 Board Meeting, the Lansing Community College (LCC) Board of Trustees selected Alex Azima to fill the open Trustee position created by the resignation of Dr. Judith Berry on October 26.

Azima, recently retired, was a physics professor at LCC for 31 years and served as the first Academic Senate President from 2013 - 2015.

Mr. Azima took the "Acceptance of Office" and "Oath of Office" as a member of the Board of Trustees at LCC today. The official swearing-in ceremony will be held at the December 14 Board of Trustees Meeting. Mr. Azima will hold office until December 31, 2016.

The other two final candidates for the position were Ronald Gillum, a retiree and former state director of the Office of Extended Learning Services for the Michigan Department of Education; and Todd Heywood, lead news reporter for the City Pulse Newspaper.

Each candidate was given ten minutes to present their responses to seven questions and answer follow-up questions from the Trustees. As LCC is a public institution, the entire process for filling the position was open to the public.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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