Lansing Community College

LCC announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni

By Marilyn Twine

Nicole Noll-Williams

LANSING Mich. - The Lansing Community College Foundation has selected Nicole Noll-Williams as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni.
Nicole Noll-Williams has served as the president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority since 2021. As CEO, Noll-Williams is responsible for operating the Captial Region International Airport and Mason Jewett Field.
“I’m honored to have been nominated and selected as the 2023 Lansing Community College Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient,” said Noll-Williams. “My experience at LCC greatly influenced and launched my aviation career. Today, I continue to be passionate about an industry that was introduced to me as an LCC student.”

Previously, Nicole spent almost 3 years as the mid-Michigan regional director for U.S. Senator Gary C. Peters, and more than 25 years in the aviation industry with experience in air service development, airline management and contract management. Until 2018, she was the director of marketing and passenger development for the Capital Region Airport Authority.

Prior to her Airport Authority service, Nicole was the director of sales for Spartan Travel, a Michigan travel management company, developing travel policies and negotiating air, car, and hotel contracts for state-wide organizations including the state of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Michigan insurance and manufacturing companies.

In addition to her other responsibilities, and achievements, Nicole serves as a commissioner of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan, chair on the Habitat for Humanity Capital Region Board, board member for the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), a member of the MSU Global Business Advisory Council, a member of the Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE) Legislative Committee, and a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives. Nicole also received the distinguished ATHENA Leadership Award, given to women who achieve professional excellence. Nicole is an Airport Council International United States policy member and Mid-Michigan Business Travel Coalition ex-officio.
She began her studies at Lansing Community College in 1993 and went on to earn an associate degree in business/travel and tourism.
Nicole will address graduates and be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at LCC’s 65th Commencement ceremony at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center at Michigan State University.
She will be honored at a reception along with past award recipients prior to the commencement ceremony.
Nicole is married to Keith Williams and has two daughters McKenzie and Brooklyn.
For more information on the Distinguished Alumni Award please visit the website.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 14,500 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 Transfer 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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