Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College announces new provost

LANSING, Mich. - LCC has announced Sally Welch as the college’s next provost. She will replace Elaine Pogoncheff, who is retiring at the end of July 2019.

Sally Welch headshot

Welch joined LCC last fall as the associate vice president for Academic Affairs from Marygrove College where she held several leadership roles including co-chair of the Science and Mathematics Division, Faculty Assembly Vice President, Faculty Forum Officer, Principle Investigator, Construction Manager, Special Assistant to the President for New Program Development, Interim Dean of New Program Development, Interim Provost and Provost.

While at Marygrove College, Welch wrote, collaborated and managed several grants. She also wrote science curricula for several middle and high school programs.

LCC President Brent Knight said, “Sally is an inspirational leader who shares LCC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. I expect her to be a creative and inspiring provost and a champion for student success.”

When asked what this role means to her, Welch said, “I am honored to have been selected as the provost for Lansing Community College. The mission of LCC resonates with my own commitment to serving the educational needs and professional aspirations of our students. LCC’s academic and student service programs are innovative, and the faculty is exceptional and devoted to providing students with an outstanding educational experience. LCC continues to demonstrate how higher education helps transform lives. I am proud to be part of this community and look forward to working with all of my colleagues to help further this important work.”

Welch holds a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in chemistry from Wayne State University.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 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

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

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