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