Lansing Community College

LCC Trustee named chair of Michigan Community College Association

By Marilyn Twine

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) today announced its 2023/2024 Executive Committee, including Lansing Community College Trustee Robert Proctor as chair.

Proctor is the treasurer of the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees and an attorney, arbitrator and mediator. He is a retired administrative law judge for the Michigan Department of Civil Service and served as legal counsel for the Labor Committee in the Michigan House of Representatives.

The MCCA Executive Committee provides planning and strategic direction for the MCCA, representing and acting for the board between meetings. Its responsibilities include recommending an annual budget to be approved by the Board of Directors, auditing of all MCCA finances at the end of each fiscal year, planning the events and activities of the MCCA, and supervising and evaluating the President.

“Michigan community colleges are always working to create opportunities and remove barriers to ensure that Michiganders can realize their full potential,” said MCCA Chair Robert Proctor. “It is an honor to lead the MCCA executive committee and collaborate together to keep strengthening our community and tribal campuses.”

Joining Proctor on the MCCA Executive Committee are:

  • Vice Chair: Peter Provenzano, Chancellor, Oakland Community College
  • Trustees Vice Chair: Irene Watts, Trustee, Henry Ford College
  • Presidents Vice Chair: Dr. Marshall Washington, President, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Treasurer: Tim Hood, President, Mid-Michigan College
  • Member-At-Large: Scott Ward, President, West Shore Community College
  • Member-At-Large: Don Crandall, Trustee, Muskegon Community College
  • Member-At-Large: Joy Hopkins, Trustee, Bay College
  • Member-At-Large: Duane Bedell, President, Bay Mills Community College
  • Immediate Past Chair: Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President, Mott Community College

“MCCA is grateful for the leadership of our executive committee, especially Trustee Proctor and our first tribal college member Bay Mills President Bedell,” said Brandy Johnson, MCCA president. “We are also thankful for the tremendous leadership of our past chair Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea who went above and beyond for our colleges.”

The 2023/2024 Executive Committee began their term on July 1, 2023.


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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