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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. During these challenging times, we are here to provide hope for the future. Hope for our current and future students, and hope for our community. We believe that brighter days are ahead, and compassion, flexibility and innovation are what we all need to persevere.

During the past several months, our campus has come together to meet the unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, while also staying true to our core values. We have increased hours and access to our Commodore Cupboard food pantry. We have used our fab lab to print nearly 8,000 face shields for local healthcare workers. We have distributed hundreds of recycled laptops to students who had no access to technology. And we have redefined our entire approach to teaching and learning – now offering four class formats for students to select. 

The driving force behind all of these changes is that we believe every student’s dream matters. We are here to enable our students’ success – no matter where they come from or what barriers they face. We have taken great strides to address equity 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 and student success. 

While we recognize the accomplishment of receiving this award, we are not finished. Through strategic partnerships with local employers, will we continue to work toward a brighter future for our community. Together we will continue to help our students achieve their dreams, now and in the future.

Please connect with me @PresBallinger on Twitter and Instagram.


Marcia Ballinger

President’s Blog

Commencement season is here – my favorite time of year! At educational institutions across the country, graduates are enjoying a well-deserved moment in the spotlight. As our country begins to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, those who achieved their goals during these trying times deserve extra praise and adulation.

At Lorain County Community College, we celebrated the class of 2021 with unforgettable tributes to our remarkable graduates. The graduating class includes 1,854 students earning 2,234 degrees and certificates, and an additional 365 graduates earning associate, bachelor's or master's degrees through LCCC's University Partnership – the largest class in the 25-year history of the program. 

"Courage, Creativity and Confidence" - Celebrating the Class of 2021 




News and Articles of Interest

Recent News about LCCC

LCCC named most affordable college in Ohio for associate, bachelor’s degrees – Morning Journal

Short-Term and Stackable in Ohio - The Job: Higher Ed and the Workforce

The Future of Community College: Key Policy Lessons from the Pandemic - Podcast - Jobs for the Future

Lorain County Community College graduates the inaugural class of its Bachelor of Applied Science degree in microelectronic manufacturing - PR Newswire

LCCC University Partnership grad Joey Kilgore glad for real world experience - Morning Journal

Lorain County Community College Honors Graduating Class with “Doors of Opportunity” – PR Newswire

New Secretary of Education to give commencement address at LCCC - Chronicle Telegram

U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona and Ohio Chancellor Randy Gardner to Keynote Lorain County Community College Commencement

Earning credit for non-credit courses – Community College Daily

LCCC Students Win Top National and State Awards

Rocket speed to a new career - Community College Daily

Rethinking Dual Enrollment to Advance Equitable Transfer – Inside Higher Ed

Lorain County Community College tackles COVID with accelerated programs, wraparound services - Crain's Cleveland

LCCC student Nikita Johnson named DREAM Scholar - Morning Journal

Uncertain about college this pandemic year? Don’t wait. Complete year one – and beyond – at home, thanks to community college – Opinion –

Steady SAILS during the pandemic – Marcia J. Ballinger – Community College Daily

#WeeklyWisdom interview with Lorain County Community College President Marcia Ballinger – University Innovation Alliance

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