Lansing Community College

LCC welcomes new HR executive director

By Marilyn Twine

LCC welcomes new HR executive director James Mitchell

LANSING, Mich. - It has been less than 30 days since LCC’s Human Resources Executive Director Ann Kroneman retired and James A. Mitchell, Jr. became the new Human Resources Executive Director at LCC.

Mitchell is highly respected and lauded for his extensive human resources expertise. He brings to his new role more than 40 years of experience as a human resources professional in both the private and public sectors. Mitchell began his career as a labor relations representative for General Motors, including 11 years as the Personnel Director of the GM Lansing Stamping Plant (Plant 3). Prior to being named HR Executive Director at LCC, he served as the college’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations for the last 12 years.

“The opportunity to serve employees and students of this great institution, in this role, is a high privilege and distinct honor,” said Mitchell.

He is a member of the Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association Board of Directors and the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Lansing Alumni Chapter. He also serves as a mentor in the Faith Fellowship Baptist Church Eastside Community Action Center after-school program, and is a member, trustee and Sunday school teacher at the West Lansing Church of God.

Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Administration from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), and an MBA from Youngstown 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 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of 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 that is unrelated to the person's ability to 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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