Board of Trustees approves changes to TLC renovation funding

The Board of Trustees on Monday approved $1.45 million to renovate the TLC Building on the Downtown Campus. Trustees approved initial funding for the construction in 2017, and since then, extensive work with impacted student service areas and with the contractors found adjustments were needed to fully serve students.
The TLC renovations have already begun, with the third and fourth floor of the library closed to patrons through the end of 2019. The entire renovation is scheduled to be completed in August 2020. Please visit the library’s renovation website for up-to-date information, and keep an eye on The Star for further information.
In addition to the TLC renovation funding, the trustees also approved:

  • The 2019 Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan, as required by the state of Michigan, and FY 2021 Capital Outlay Project Request to the state, which focuses on a proposed project to redevelop the vacant property at 505 N. Capitol Ave. into a Cybersecurity Education & Veterans Resource Center
  • FY 2019 Year-End General Fund Transfers
  • A revised Drug-Free Workplace policy
Elaine Pogoncheff with all the trustees, holding her resolution from the board

The trustees also voted to accept the clean opinion of the external annual financial audit, conducted by Rehmann Robson P.C.
During the meeting, trustees also honored former Provost Elaine Pogoncheff. They presented her with a resolution thanking her for a long career dedicated to serving others as a nurse, professor and administrator.
Also this week, the trustees held a special meeting to interview search firms interested in leading the search for LCC’s next president. Please visit the Board’s presidential search webpage for updates.
The Board will next meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the Administration Building Boardroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.