Lansing Community College

LCC Board of Trustees welcomes new members

Trustees Frazier and Garcia Jr. take oath of office

By Marilyn Twine

Trustees Frazier and Garcia Jr

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Community College Board of Trustees officially welcomed their new trustees during an oath of office ceremony at the Feb. 19, Board of Trustees meeting.
The Honorable Shauna Dunnings of the 30th Circuit Court administered the oath for Trustee Terrence Frazier and the Honorable Molly Hennessey Greenwalt of the 54B District Court administered the oath for Trustee Noel Garcia Jr.
Trustee Frazier is the owner and chief operating officer of Sweet Encounter Bakery Café in downtown Lansing, and boasts more than 25 years of administrative experience. He is currently the consultant for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Michigan State University where he supports the chief diversity officer in leading MSU’s DEI Strategic Plan through collaboration with key stakeholders across the institution. Previously, he served as assistant to the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at MSU. Frazier received the Hurley Goodall Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award from Ball State University and has accrued several other honors and awards. In addition, he has been the keynote speaker for several institutions, and has published work in several distinguished publications. 

Trustee Garcia Jr. has served the Lansing Police Department (LPD) for more than 25 years; first as a detective, and then ascending to detective sergeant, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, public information officer as a lieutenant in Central Records, and finally to Internal Affairs commander. Upon retirement from the LPD, Garcia joined The Wilson Talent Center (Formerly the Capital Area Career Center) as a Law Enforcement Program instructor, a position he held for 10 years.

Frazier and Garcia will hold office until Dec. 31, 2024. They were appointed to fill the trustee positions vacated by Andrew Abood and Ryan Buck, who resigned Jan. 1, 2024. The election to fill the remaining two years of Abood's position and the remaining four years of Buck’s position will be held at the next general election in Nov. 2024.


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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