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LCC Board of Trustees member Judith K. Berry resigns

LCC Board of Trustees member Judith K. Berry resigns

Aaron Emerson
Staff Writer

Lansing Community College is looking to fill a vacant seat on its Board of Trustees after Judith K. Berry resigned at the Oct. 26 regular board meeting.

Berry, who was elected to the board in November of 2014, resigned through a letter, stating her outside commitments were taking up too much of her time.

“My company/business commitments have become too great for me to be able to fulfill the requirements of my position on the board, and I feel it is best for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the job,” the letter stated.

The Board of Trustees accepted applications from individuals interested in the vacated seat until Nov. 5. Board Chairman Robert E. Proctor said at the meeting the board hopes to have an appointment by the Nov. 16 meeting.

Berry and Andrew Abood were elected to the board last November to fill two seats, beating out six other candidates. Berry received 17,438 votes, while Abood led the field with 20,748.

Berry’s term was set to expire Dec. 31, 2020, but the member selected to fill her vacancy will be appointed until Dec. 31, 2016. An election will be held next November to elect a permanent board member.

Berry, who was the dean of Business, Media and IT at LCC from 2001 to 2010, is currently the President of Technical Education Services and Training, LLC. According to its website, the business provides strategic planning and operations management for school districts and colleges.

Board of Trustees member and Treasurer Larry Meyer will fill Berry’s role of board secretary until a new appointment is made. That proposal was made by Proctor and approved by a 5-1 vote.

The next Board of Trustees meeting is Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the board room of the LCC Administration Building.

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