Lansing Community College

LCC bids Dr. Knight fond farewell

By Marilyn Twine

Dr. Knight at farewell parade
1 / 9Dr. Knight watching his retirement parade (2020)
Dr. Knight at Welcome Week
2 / 9Welcome Week (2017)
Dr. Knight in the A&S lobby
3 / 9Arts & Sciences Lobby (2015)
Dr. Knight smiling while giving a speech in the boardroom
4 / 9Portrait (2014)
Dr. Knight with his wife overlooking the Gannon Commons
5 / 9Brent Knight and his wife Risé (2016)
Dr. Knight giving a speech at the CME Grand Opening Event
6 / 9Center for Manufacturing Excellence Grand Opening (2017)
Dr. Knight giving a speech at commencement
7 / 9Speaking at Commenecement (2019)
Dr. Knight in a photo with Virg Bernero and 3 students at the Red Ribbon Sculpture enveil
8 / 9Red Ribbon in the Sky Sculpture Celebration (2014)
Dr. Knight walking down Capitol Avenue
9 / 9Walking in front of Herrmann House (2015)

LANSING, Mich. - LCC bid a fond farewell and thank you to its retiring president Dr. Brent Knight on Friday, June 12 with a surprise parade.

Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions the college was unable to plan a celebration of Knight’s 12 years as president. Much to his surprise LCC rolled out a motorcade of well-wishers to let Dr. Knight know how much he means to LCC and the Lansing community and how much he will be missed.

Over 60 cars along with the LCC motor coach, classic 1966 Toronado, REO truck, LCC police vehicles, fire truck, and even the LCC ice cream cart were all participants in the motorcade that filed passed his home as he watched from his front lawn.

Under Dr. Knight’s leadership, the college has received both state and national recognition for its cutting-edge programs and state-of-the-art facilities. He has been a true visionary that inspired the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students. The harmonious relationships he developed led to improvements in student performance, integrity-based fiscal stewardship, and campus renovations that will serve the college well into the future. Unlike traditional academic leaders, Dr. Knight’s successful career in private business, coupled with his extensive experience in higher education worked to shape LCC into a learning powerhouse. His passion and drive set the tone for innovation and excellence that will leave a lasting impression on the college and those it has served.

Well done Dr. Knight!


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.

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