Lansing Community College

LCC narrows presidential search to four finalists

The search for the next president of Lansing Community College is nearing its end.

The presidential search committee has narrowed the field of candidates to four. The search comes after President Brent Knight announced his retirement last summer following more than a decade of leading the college.

The four to advance in the search process are:
Elaine C Collins headshot

Elaine Collins
Northern Vermont University
Elaine Collins' bio

Dale K. Nesbary headshot

Dale K. Nesbary
Muskegon Community College
Dale K. Nesbary's bio

Steve Robinson headshot

Steve Robinson
Owens Community College
Steve Robinson's bio

Lisa Webb Sharpe headshot

Lisa Webb Sharpe
Executive Vice President
Lansing Community College
Lisa Webb Sharpe's bio

"We are pleased with the high-quality candidates, all of whom are equipped to lead LCC into the future," said Robert Proctor, LCC Trustee and chair of the presidential search committee. "Each of the finalists is poised to address our opportunities and challenges."

The finalists will be interviewed by the Board of Trustees virtually in light of the current COVID-19 health crisis. Background and reference checks will be conducted and open forums and campus visits will take place virtually in the coming weeks. The Board of Trustees expect to have a candidate selected by June 30.


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

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