Lansing Community College

LCC to begin process to fill vacant board seats

College will appoint trustees following two resignations

By Marilyn Twine

LANSING, Mich. - Beginning Jan. 2, 2024, the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees will begin the process to fill two Trustee positions vacated by Andrew Abood and Ryan Buck who resigned effective immediately on Jan. 1, 2024. 
Andrew Abood was elected to office in Nov. 2014, and re-elected in Nov. 2020.  His term would have ended on Dec. 31, 2026.  Ryan Buck was elected to office in Nov. 2016, and re-elected in Nov. 2022.  His term would have ended on Dec. 31, 2028. Both served as chair during their time on the Board.
“Trustees Abood and Buck have each brought rich experiences to the board,” LCC President Steve Robinson said. “Their leadership has been important and we are grateful for their vision and wisdom. We will miss their enthusiasm and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their years of service.”
Applications will be available beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. Application packets may be obtained electronically from or on campus from Police and Public Safety, Room 2110, Gannon Building - 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the LCC School Districts and a registered voter. The LCC district encompasses the school districts of Bath, Dansville, DeWitt, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Haslett, Holt/Dimondale, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville, and Williamston.
The persons appointed to these unpaid positions will hold office until Dec. 31, 2024. The election to fill the remaining two years of Andrew Abood's position, and the remaining four years of Ryan Buck’s position will be held at the next general election in November 2024.
The application deadline is 12:00 noon (EST) on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. Completed applications must be received by Benita Duncan, Executive Assistant/Liaison to the Board of Trustees at or dropped off at Police and Public Safety, Room 2110 – Gannon Building – 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing.
As LCC is a public institution, the entire process will be open to the public. A special meeting of the Board of Trustees is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. (EST) Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, to make a final decision on the vacancies. For more information contact Benita Duncan at (517) 483-5252 or


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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