Lansing Community College

LCC announces 2022 Distinguished Alumni

By Marilyn Twine

James (Jim) C. Ryan, III portrait.

Lansing, Mich. – The Lansing Community College Foundation has selected James (Jim) C. Ryan, III as the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Ryan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Old National Bancorp in Evansville, Indiana in 2019. He has been deeply involved in Old National’s leadership since his hiring in 2000, holding several positions including Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Corporate Development and Mortgage Banking. Prior to Old National, Ryan held senior finance positions at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Des, Moines, Iowa and Old Kent Financial Corporation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He began his studies at Lansing Community College in 1989 and traveled with classmates on the Japan Adventure in 1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University in 1994.

Ryan is currently Chairman of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership, Vice Chairman of the Evansville Regional Business Committee, and a member of the Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority. He is a Board Member for Deaconess Health Systems, Golf Gives Back, and a member of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc.

He will address graduates and be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at LCC’s 64th Commencement ceremony at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center at Michigan State University.

Ryan will be honored at a reception, along with past award recipients prior to the commencement ceremony.

For more information on the Distinguished Alumni Award please visit the Distinguished Alumni 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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