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Trustee Larry Meyer elected to Association of Community College Board of Directors

October 4, 2017

Lansing - Lansing Community College Board Trustee and current treasurer Larry Meyer has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Directors serve three year terms, and Larry will serve until 2020.

The Association of Community College Trustees is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges in the U.S. and beyond. Located in Washington, D.C., ACCT is a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, and the Departments of Education and Labor.

”I want to be on the ACCT Board because this is where we get a national perspective on the best practices and innovations of community colleges in the country,“ Trustee Meyer said. ”Focusing on student success enables our students to have hope and opportunity, and that means students can succeed with employable skills.“

Besides being treasurer at LCC, Trustee Meyer serves on LCC’s Board of Trustees as the current Audit Committee Chair, and also served as past Board chair from 2011-2015. In addition to being elected to the ACCT Board of Directors, he has also served on ACCT’s Central Region Nominating Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee.

Larry Meyer has enjoyed a long and distinguished business career, including three and a half decades at the head of the Michigan Retailers Association. He built that organization into the largest and most successful state retail association in the nation. He served as the Director of the State of Michigan Department of Commerce from 1989-1990, appointed by Governor James J. Blanchard.

Larry was elected twice to political office as a member of the Lansing City Council, serving 1997-2005; in 2002 as Council President. Mr. Meyer has always believed public service is an important duty. He was elected to LCC’s Board of Trustees Nov. 3, 2009. He was re-elected Nov. 8, 2016, and his term expires Dec. 31, 2020.

Other LCC Board of Trustee members have also been active in ACCT. Trustee Robin Smith served on the ACCT Board of Directors as its secretary/treasurer, chair-elect and chair from 2012-2016. Trustee Robert Proctor served on the ACCT Diversity Committee as a member and its chair, from 2014-2016.

ACCT educates community and technical college trustees through annual conferences focused on leadership development and advocacy, as well as through publications and online and face-to-face institutes and seminars. The organization’s website is acct.org.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area 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 five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.