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The LCC Board of Trustees presented a proclamation honoring Chris Strugar-Fritsch for his contributions to LCC during the Oct. 15 board meeting.
Strugar-Fritsch has served LCC since 2004, overseeing Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services, Police and Public Safety, and Materials Management.
Strugar-Fritsch is leaving LCC for a professional development opportunity in California.
He was appointed as LCC’s director of facilities in 2004 and promoted to executive director of LCC Administrative Services Division in 2006.
Strugar-Fritsch has managed more than 20 LCC buildings and 1.7 million square feet of floor space, according to the proclamation in his honor. That evens out to ensuring the safety and security of more than 22,000 students.
“(Strugar-Fritsch) not only managed, with distinction, the day-to-day operations of the Administrative Services Division, but led the college through the development of an unprecedented construction and campus beautification effort,” said Trustee Edward Woods III.
“Under his leadership, he has improved the teaching and learning environment and thus has contributed to student success in ways that will be realized for years to come.”
Trustee Robin Smith added, “(Strugar-Fristch) was one who always governed himself with professionalism. I’m really looking forward to seeing how we’re going to fill that void.”
In other news:
* The board voted unanimously to approve the purchase of property located at 515 N. Capitol Ave. According to Ellen Jones, director of LCC Public Affairs, the property cost cannot exceed $180,000, but a final price has yet to be determined.
The property is currently owned by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, and it will be used as swing space.
“Individuals who have offices in A&S may relocate to the newly purchased building while renovations take place,” Jones said. “Once A&S is reopened, they would move back. We are still discussing the permanent use of the new space.”
* The LCC Trustees were greeted by a festive performance by LCC’s Steel Drum Band.
Led by instructor Molly Cryderman-Weber, the band performed “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” to the delight of the trustees and audience.