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Jocelyn Wieser
Executive Associate/Board Liaison

Christopher (CJ) Fox
Manager of Projects




A Message From the President



Welcome to Lorain County Community College – I am so glad you are here. As president, I am honored to welcome you to our campus and our community.

You may be asking what is it about Lorain County Community College that makes this institution different. What sets us apart? I believe our defining quality is our commitment to student success. At LCCC, we’ve infused a focus on student success into every facet of the student experience, from redesigned advising models to creating program and career pathways that help our students complete their degree efficiently and cost effectively. We care deeply about making sure our students are successful – no matter how each student may define their dream. In fact, last April LCCC was recognized nationally by the American Association of Community Colleges naming Lorain County Community College first in the nation for excellence in student success.

Our excellence in student success is a direct result of many factors, from world-class faculty, to the lowest net price of any community college in the state, to our University Partnership offering more than 50 bachelor’s and master’s degrees from 14 colleges and universities. We have expanded MyUniversity’s partnerships with K-12 districts throughout the region, enabling high school students to earn college credit before graduation – and last year 43 percent of Lorain County seniors graduated with college credit. These flexible education options are just the beginning – we are now offering our own Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Microelectronic Manufacturing – a growing technology field with 100 percent job placement.

Our world is changing, and we are prepared to adapt to meet the changing needs of this community. Whether that means offering flexible delivery options for working adults, innovative services to help grow local businesses, or working directly with employers to ensure our programming meets their industry needs – LCCC is ready for the challenge. We are ready to help every student realize their dream.

I would love to hear your thoughts or even your LCCC story.  I hope you will consider connecting with me by subscribing to the President’s Blog as well as following me, @PresBallinger, on Twitter and Instagram.


Join Dr. Ballinger for a Walk-N-Talk! Meet at Starbucks for a free drink and the walk campus with Dr. Ballinger while talking about the topics that matter to you. The campus community is invited to all Walk-N-Talk events. Upcoming Walk-N-Talks:

  • 10-11 a.m., Monday, March 4 at Starbucks in College Center

News and Articles of Interest


What is College Worth? A Question Worth Asking…and Measuring – Allan Golston for Medium

More than 1,600 receive degrees, certificates from LCCC – Chronicle Telegram

Elyria LCCC students walk in 55th annual commencement – Morning Journal

LCCC Commencement speaker part of college’s cultural transformation – Morning Journal

LCCC to award 2083 degrees at commencement Saturday – Chronicle Telegram

Father-daughter duo walking together at LCCC graduation – Morning Journal

Text messages making a difference in persistence at local community colleges – Crain’s Cleveland

FlexFactor inspires next-gen entrepreneurs – Crain’s Cleveland

LCCC student wins award for community engagement – Morning Journal

LCCC holds singing day for Early College High School graduates – Morning Journal 

Breaking Out of the Shadow College – Inside Higher Ed

Education Dive – As higher ed eyes adult learners, community colleges add supports

Education Dive – 3 ways community colleges must adapt to workforce changes

League for Innovation in the Community College – Steps Toward Sustainability: A Case Study of Lorain County Community College’s Comprehensive Student Success Program

Forbes – Community College Transfers Outperform High Schoolers At Top Colleges, So Why Do We Ignore Them?

Crain’s Cleveland – Student support programs show success at Lorain County Community College, Tri-C 

Chronicle Telegram – SAIL program finds success at LCCC 

Morning Journal – LCCC’s SAIL program provides help for low-income students

Community College Daily: ASAP takes root in Ohio

Inside Higher Ed: Strong Gains From CUNY’s ASAP Model in Ohio

LCCC: MDRC showcases Lorain County Community College’s SAIL Program For More than Doubling Graduation Rates in Three Years; Releases Research Findings on Ohio’s Replication of CUNY ASAP

Morning Journal: Women’s Fund awards over $18,000 in grants to support Lorain County women, children

Crains Cleveland: Team Northeast Ohio adds three to board of directors

Community College Daily: Dual enrollment on the rise

Study Breaks: Why Community College Keeps Sounding Better And Better

NPR: Today’s College Students Aren’t Who You Think They Are

Hechinger Report: Debt Without Degree

US News and World Report: How Students Can Cut Costs With Two-Year College Paths

Fresh from Silicon Valley: Advanced Manufacturing Career Program Takes Off in Ohio

LCCC Recognized as Top Community College in the Nation for Excellence in Student Success by American Association of Community Colleges

American Association of Community Colleges: Five Innovative Community Colleges Named Awards of Excellence Winners

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