Lansing Community College

LCC’s RISE Institute receives prestigious award

By Marilyn Twine

LCC’s RISE Institute recently received the prestigious Equity in Education Award

LANSING, Mich. – LCC’s RISE Institute recently received the prestigious Equity in Education Award from the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrar’s and Admission Officers (MACRAO) during its 2020 Annual Conference.

Awarded annually the Equity in Education Award is presented in recognition of people or programs that advance higher education in the state of Michigan. MACRAO seeks to showcase innovative and cutting-edge programs that are improving institutions and experiences for students.

LCC’s RISE Institute was created by chief diversity officer Dr. Tonya Bailey. The RISE Institute is designed to equip LCC employees with the knowledge and skills to create an inclusive campus community.

“Lansing Community College remains committed to pedagogical excellence,” said Dr. Bailey. “We are committed to inclusivity and community. Our faculty and staff are at the core of this community and as the RISE Institute enters its second cohort we are thrilled to receive the Equity in Education award from MACRAO.”

This acknowledgment speaks to the hard work and dedication LCC faculty and staff are implementing regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“I hope the RISE Institute will prove to be a catalytic force in closing LCC’s equity gaps,” said Dr. Bailey. “Understanding that this initiative is just the beginning of the journey of equity in education we realize that there is more collaborative work to be done in order for significant progress to occur. I am excited that the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s RISE Institute will play a role for all LCC students, faculty, and staff to succeed.”

Learn more about the RISE Institute at https://www.lcc.edu/diversity/rise.html.

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 lcc.edu.

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of 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 that is unrelated to the person's ability to 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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