Lansing Community College

Board of Trustees selects Terrence Frazier and Noel Garcia Jr. to fill open seats

The LCC Board of Trustees have appointed Dr. Terrence Frazier and Noel Garcia Jr. to fill two vacant trustee seats. Trustees interviewed four candidates during their Jan. 29 special meeting in their bid to fill the two open trustee positions created by the resignation of Andrew Abood and Ryan Buck.

Frazier is the owner and Chief Operating Officer for Sweet Encounter Bakery Cafe in downtown Lansing. He has 25 years of administrative experience. He is currently the Consultant for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Michigan State University, where he supports the Chief Diversity Officer in leading the university’s DEI Strategic Plan by collaborating with key stakeholders across the institution. He previously served as the Assistant to the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Michigan State University. Dr. Frazier received the Hurley Goodall Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award from Ball State University and several other honors and awards. In addition, he has been the keynote speaker for several institutions and has written several publications.  

Mr. Noel Garcia Jr. worked for the Lansing Police Department for 25 years. He served as a Lansing Police Department Detective, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Public Information Officer as a Lieutenant in Central Records, and Internal Affairs commander. Upon retirement from LPD, Mr. Garcia became employed at The Wilson Talent Center (formerly the Capital Area Career Center) through Ingham Intermediate Schools and Career Technical Education, teaching the Law Enforcement Program for 10 years to date.

Frazier and Garcia took their acceptance of office and oath of office as members of the Board of Trustees on Jan. 29. They will have an official swearing-in ceremony at the February Board of Trustees meeting. They will both hold office until Dec. 31, 2024.

Other candidates interviewed for the positions included Becky Brewer, a former LCC employee who is currently the Talent Acquisition Manager in the Human Resource Division for MSU Federal Credit Union, and Ronald Gillum, a retiree and former State Director of the Office of Extended Learning Services for the Michigan Department of Education.

Each candidate was given 10 minutes to present their responses to seven questions and answer follow-up questions from the trustees. As LCC is a public institution, the entire process for filling these positions was open to the public.


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