Lansing Community College

LCC renames Arts & Sciences Building

A&S Building renamed for college’s sixth president

By Marilyn Twine

dr knight speaking to a class during his time at lcc

Lansing Community College has officially renamed its Arts & Sciences Building to the Brent M. Knight Arts & Sciences Building.

Knight served as LCC's president from 2008 – 2020, retiring after 12 years at the helm. The renaming of the Arts & Sciences Building is the latest honor bestowed on Knight. He was previously granted the designation of president emeritus in 2020, making him the first LCC president to receive the title, one rarely seen among community colleges.

It was during the 2012 – 2013 academic year that Knight's redesign of the original structure built in 1968, underwent a complete renovation. Knight's ambient learning philosophy used extensively in the renovation is said to "make even the walls talk and teach" through educational and artistic stimuli.

Dubbed "the man behind the makeover" in a 2018 Lansing City Pulse article, Knight's leadership and innovation transformed the face of LCC. He is responsible for some 27 sculpture installations across LCC's campuses, including his final sculpture project at the center of the Downtown Campus, the soaring 43-foot, iconic Upward Bound.

Congratulations, Dr. Knight!


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

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