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Manager of Projects


A Message From the President

Welcome to Lorain County Community College as we begin a new academic year!

The start of a new semester symbolizes students’ commitment to create a brighter future for themselves and for our community. By enrolling in classes, LCCC students are investing in themselves and turning hope into action. That’s an optimism that we all need right now as our nation continues to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite these challenges, LCCC students remain focused on what lies ahead. At LCCC, the driving force behind everything we do is the principle that every student’s dream matters. We have taken great strides to address student success from a data-driven perspective, resulting in LCCC receiving the Leah Meyer Austin Award – Achieving the Dream’s national prize for significant and sustained improvements in student outcomes.

To help each student succeed, we wrap them in a Culture of Care that results in tailored support designed to meet each student where they are. This includes increased access to our Commodore Cupboard food pantry, the Advocacy and Resource Center, and increased access to mental health resources to ensure students have the tools to break through the barriers they encounter.

During the past year and a half, we have also enhanced our educational offerings and our course delivery. We have double-downed on our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning including offering students the choice of four class formats. The options of in-person, online, online live and blended allows students to select the course model that best fits their needs. We have expanded our Fast Track short-term training programs that directly align with industry needs – at zero tuition cost to our students.

We do all this to help our students and community thrive, while focusing on delivering quality education at an affordable price. In fact, LCCC was named the most affordable college in Ohio for associate and bachelor’s degrees. Furthermore, through LCCC’s University Partnership, students can save an average of $74,000 on the cost of a bachelor’s or master’s degree from 14 Ohio partner colleges!

As we begin a new semester, I am proud to lead Lorain County Community College, an institution that seeks to be a beacon of light and hope for all who seek knowledge and believe in the promise of a better future.

Please connect with me @PresBallinger on Twitter and Instagram.


Marcia Ballinger

President’s Blog

For those of us old enough to remember, it’s a day frozen in time. September 11, 2001.
It’s one of those days that leaves a mark on your soul. You remember what you were doing, where you were and who you were with at the time the news broke that our country was under attack. For all of us, the day was marked with fear, shock and sadness and forever changed the way we view the world.

Remembering 20 years since 9/11



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