Lansing Community College

The purpose of this standing committee is to enhance student learning and the student experience at Lansing Community College by providing student input and advice to the Academic Senate concerning College-wide issues in order to guide the work of the Academic Senate.

  • Committee Charter

    Charge to the Committee
    • Provide input to the Academic Senate on decisions that impact students.
    • Advise the Academic Senate regarding the effect of the college's operations and policies on students.
    • Establish effective strategies for collecting representative information on the student learning experience at LCC.
    • Analyze and share this information with the subcommittees of the academic senate as well as the academic senate at large.
    • Interact directly with student populations.
    • Collaborate with Academic Senate Standing Committees to address issues that impact students.
    • Collaborate with the Center for Engaged Inclusion, the Student Ombudsman, and the Director of Student Life.
    • Regularly report to the Academic Senate on progress, retain committee approved meeting minutes, and maintain a representative membership.
    • The Chair must be an Academic Senator who is also a member of the faculty. A Vice-Chair, if needed, will be appointed by the Academic Senate President from amongst the membership of the committee.
    • 80% students
    • 20% college staff
    • A minimum of 2 Academic Senators. No Senator may serve on more than one standing committee per bylaws.
    • Student members from each of the following areas
      • Arts & Sciences
      • Health & Human Services
      • Technical Careers
      • Veteran's Affairs
    • Ex-officio Members
      • Academic Senate President per Senate Bylaws
      • Director of the Center for Engaged Inclusion
      • Student Ombudsman
      • Director of Student Life
    • A member should not miss more than 2 meetings a semester
    Member and Co-Chair selection

    Will be appointed by the President of the Academic Senate

    • A term of 1 year for students (renewable for one additional year)
    • 3 years for faculty
    • Stagger every 3 years
  • Committee Members

    Veronica Wilkerson-Johnson, Chair (Faculty)
    Integrated English, Arts & Sciences

    Fran Krempasky, SAC Subcommittee Chair (Faculty)
    Library Technical Services & System, Student Affairs

    Armando Arevalo (Faculty)
    Academic Success Coach, Student Affairs

    Alex Azima (Faculty)
    Physical Sciences, Arts & Sciences

    Ben Dean (Student)

    Sandra Etherly-Johnson (Administrative)
    Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion
    Cesar Chavez Learning Center 

    Bill Garlick (Administrative)
    Chief Information Officer, Information Technology

    Summer Gilliam (Student)
    Student Senator

    Linda Hamblin (Administrative)
    Director, eLearning Department


    Bruce Mackley (Administrative)
    Director, Marketing 

    Ronda Miller (Administrative)
    Dean, Student Affairs

    Zack Phillips (Student)
    Student Senator

    Louise Rabidoux (Faculty)
    Counseling, Student Affairs 

    Joann Silsby (Faculty)
    Computer Information Technology, Technical Careers

    Chris Smelker (Faculty)
    Surgical Technology, Health & Human Services

    Ashlee Stokes (Administrative)
    Coordinator, Adult Resource Center
    (Non-Traditional/Special Populations)

    Jon Ten Brink (Faculty)
    Music, Arts & Sciences 

    Samantha Wigard (Faculty)
    Academic Success Coach, Student Affairs

  • Meeting Dates & Times

    Fall 2021

    September 10, 2021 11:30 a.m.

    October 7, 2021  11:30 a.m.

    November 4, 2021  11:30 a.m.

    December 2, 2021  11:30 a.m.


    2022-2023 First Meeting

    September 1, 2022

    Spring 2022

    January 13, 2022  11:30 a.m.

    February 3, 2022  11:30 a.m.

    March 17, 2022  11:30 a.m.

    April 14, 2022  11:30 a.m.


  • Project: Food Pantry

    Samantha Wigard (Faculty)
    Academic Success Coach, Student Affairs 

    Beth Baldwin
    Okemos Food Pantry


Contact the Provost

Administrative Building at LCC

Administration Bldg, Room 301

Sally Welch
Phone: (517) 483-1725

Laura Medina
Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Phone: (517) 483-1725
Fax: (517) 483-1845

Additional Contact