Fifteen members of the college community will
serve on the presidential screening committee, the Board of Trustees announced
at its Jan. 27 meeting. They are:
- Robert Proctor, LCC Board of Trustees, Screening Committee Chair
- Ryan Buck, LCC Board of Trustees
- Angela Mathews, LCC Board of Trustees
- Jane Aldrich, 2016 LCC Distinguished Alumna, past anchor at WLNS-TV
- Tonya Bailey, LCC Chief Diversity Officer
- Edee Copeland, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!)
- Dawn Cousino, LCC Director of Communication, Media & Arts, President of LCC’s Administrative Association (AFT)
- Michelle Curtin, LCC Associate Professor of Nursing, President of the Academic Senate
- Tim Daman, President and CEO of Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Kelly King, Mid-Michigan Executive Director for the American Red Cross
- Guillermo Lopez, Trustee of Lansing School District
- Jason Mellema, Superintendent of Ingham Intermediate School District
- Eva Menefee, Lead Faculty Advisor in the Center for Academic and Career Pathways, President of the Michigan Association for Higher Education (MAHE) at LCC
- Dakeyia Scott, LCC student, Chair of Student Leadership Coalition, Member of Phi Theta Kappa, member of the LUCERO program and member of the TRiO program
- Sam Sinicropi, Interim Superintendent for Lansing School District
This screening committee will be responsible
for reviewing applications and suggesting three to five presidential candidates
to the full Board of Trustees for consideration and interviews.
The Board will next meet 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the Administration Building
Boardroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.
StarTalks is seeking
nominations for this year’s event!
The talks, modeled on the popular TED Talks, are held in May
during Professional Activity Days. Each year, three individuals from the
college community will be chosen to give a 15-minute StarTalk on a
topic of interest. Employees and students are eligible! Get inspired by
watching previous StarTalks,
including “You’re Perfect Just the Way You Are,” by LCC Counselor Monica Del
Castillo, and “Tables and Chairs: The Power of Meaningful Conversations,”
by Financial Aid Advisor Andrea Lake.
StarTalks will be held during the May Professional
Activity Days in Dart Auditorium. Each talk will be recorded and shared
with the campus community.
Nominate a candidate or yourself by March
13 and find more information online. If you have questions,
contact Leslie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a portion of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that protects individuals from sex-based discrimination in education programs or activities that receive federal assistance. Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Sexual misconduct has been defined by state and federal law and regulations to generally mean unwelcome conduct, based on sex or gender stereotypes, which is so severe or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with a person’s college employment, academic performance, or participation in college programs or activities, and that creates a working, learning, program or activity environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive.
How do I know if I am a mandatory reporter?
All LCC employees, including executives, administrators, faculty and support personnel, are “mandatory reporters.” Mandatory reporters are required to report all alleged sexual misconduct, including retaliation, to a Title IX coordinator. Student employees are not mandatory reporters, but may choose to report alleged sexual misconduct.
Counselors are not mandatory reporters, as the information shared with them is kept confidential. Allegations brought to counselors may be kept confidential and not reported to a Title IX coordinator.
For questions or to file a report, please contact a Title IX Coordinator.
To report a student:
Director of Student Compliance
Student Title IX Coordinator
Gannon Building, Room 1210
To report an employee:
Human Resources Manager
Employee Title IX Coordinator
To file an EEO complaint, for harassment based on race, religion, disability, or other non-gender-based issues:
Director of Risk Management & Equal Opportunity Officer
Washington Court Place, Room 150
Learn more online. In addition, be sure you have completed the required “One Voice” employee training in the Talent Management System.
LCC offers an array of benefits to
employees, but understanding those benefits can be confusing. Each week, Human
Resources hopes to explain the many facets of our LCC benefits.
New Year’s resolutions often circle around becoming healthier. What better way
to become healthier than getting into an exercising routine?
If you are currently
enrolled in LCC’s WMHIP medical insurance and looking to join a gym, look no
further! You have access to discounted gym memberships through the Blue Cross
Blue Shield (BCBS) Fitness Your Way program.
Fitness Your Way offers a gym membership to more than 10,000 national and local
participating fitness locations for $29 a month. Your membership also grants
you access to 24/7 well-being support, health articles and online health
coaching. Check out the Fitness Your Way flyer
for more information and how to enroll today.
Please contact Mara Fisher at email@example.com
with any questions.
This week, we’re applauding
Maggie Stumpe of Administrative Services.
“Maggie has tirelessly worked to ensure all employees and students are
prepared for an emergency by helping to print and place hundreds of new
Emergency Response Guide posters and address labels in every building
for every campus over the past two months,” Carol Wolfinger wrote in the
award. “She always asks ‘what can I do to help?’ and has a
great positive attitude. She is a pleasure to work with and this task
couldn’t have been accomplished so efficiently and effectively without her!”
Applause also goes to Sarah Spencley.
“Sarah contributes greatly behind the scenes to support the college’s
mission of ensuring all students successfully complete their educational
goals,” Julianna Blain wrote in the award. “Sarah works hard, is
always willing to help on projects and provides smooth delivery of services in
all her tasks. Sarah has an excellent work ethic and is an amazing
coworker! She readily and cheerfully helped me complete a large task when I
needed support. I admire Sarah’s positive, problem-solving attitude, and her
kindness and consideration of those around her.”
This regular “Applause!” column features the good work you and your
colleagues do around the college. It’s powered by Applause! Awards,
an LCC-wide program designed to recognize you for providing excellent customer
service. Know someone who deserves to be featured here? All awards are given by
employees, to employees, and everyone is eligible.
Press clips for the week include:
The Registrar’s office is focused on a project
to make sure veteran students have an easier time gaining the college credits
that match their experience and expertise.
In the past, veteran students could obtain credits for their experience, but
credit was granted on a case-by-case basis, and any credit that was directly
related to a veteran’s declared program of study required department approval.
This led to veterans receiving lots of general credits, which brought them
closer to their total credits needed but no closer to fulfilling their specific
educational requirements for graduation.
Now, LCC is building a master list of all military to direct course
equivalencies. Credit will be granted based on a veteran’s Joint Services
Transcript, a document approved by the American Council on Education to
validate military education and work history. The Registrar’s office is working
closely with the academic divisions, the college’s Veterans Services
and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) to ensure veterans receive
appropriate credits that match their experience while still gaining the LCC
education they need for their new civilian career paths.
The military to LCC equivalencies are scheduled to be published on the LCC and
MVAA websites by April 1, in time for summer and fall registration.
The Center for Teaching Excellence has relocated temporarily to
the University Center with limited operations. If you need access to a computer
or would like to schedule a consultation, please send firstname.lastname@example.org
or stop by UC 109 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.
The CTE expects to return to its usual location in the TLC
Building near the beginning of February.
Capital Area One Book will kick off the spring
semester with events at the Downtown and West campuses. The events will
continue our community exploration of this year’s book, “There There,” by Tommy
Orange. All events are open to employees, students and the
The Downtown Campus Kick-off will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, in
the Gannon Building Highway and Room 2214. The West Campus Kick-off will be
held 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Main Atrium. Free copies of the book will
The semester will also include a Cocoa and Conversation book discussion event,
3-4 p.m. March 25 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion. The year will culminate
with a visit from author Tommy Orange. He will speak 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 22
in Dart Auditorium.
Learn more online.
Earlier this week, Human Resources updated all
campus addresses to support improvements to external and internal mail delivery
process. We worked with partners on campus to collect the most up-to-date mail
delivery addresses, as well as office and cubical numbers.
All faculty and staff will now have two campus address types:
- Campus-Mailing Address – This is the address used for internal and external mail delivery. The building and suite listed are designated delivery locations. When providing this address for external mail, please include the street address:
Lansing Community College
Department or Employee Name
Building Name, Delivery Location
City, State ZIP
- Campus-Office Location – This address will display your actual office or cubical number (if you have one; otherwise, it will display the mail delivery address). This address will not be displayed in public directories, but will be used internally by divisions to deliver mail that comes to the main office, as well as by PC Technicians and Public Safety.
The updated addresses can now be viewed in the
Employee Dashboard, by taking the following steps:
- Log into myLCC
- Click on the Work Tab
- In the Employment Details section, click on Employee Dashboard
- This will your employee information
- Click on the My Profile button (located next to your profile picture)
- In the Addresses section, review your Campus-Mail Delivery Address and Campus-Office Location Address
If you believe this information is not
correct, or has changed, submit a 5Star Service request to request an update.
This update was the first step in a journey to improve our ability to
streamline and display contact information. It is important we continue to keep
this information current, and we ask that you use the service request to notify
HR when your campus addresses change. We are working to deliver future
improvements to update reports, display the Campus-Mailing Address in
directories, and eventually enable you to update your own address in the