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The Lookout | April 18, 2021

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LCC Board has two new members

LCC Board has two new members

Jeremy Kohn
Editor in Chief

Ballots were taken. Polls were closed. Votes were counted.

When it was all said and done on Nov. 4, the people chose Andrew Abood and Judith K. Berry as LCC’s new Board of Trustees members.

Abood led the polls with 20,748 votes, accounting for 20.29 percent of the votes tallied, according to unofficial results from the Ingham County Clerk’s Office.  Berry came in second with 17,438 votes, receiving 17.05 percent of the total votes.

A total of eight candidates were running for two seats on the board.

Abood is a member of the Abood Law Firm, where he has practiced for over 23 years.  His firm specializes in such areas of expertise as criminal defense, personal injury and social security defense.

“I’m grateful for the support that I have received throughout the community,” Abood said. “We have a lot of challenges ahead. I think we are in a good position to take those on and be fruitful as a result.”

Berry has previous ties to the college before being elected as a Board of Trustees member.  She held the position of dean of business, media and IT at LCC from 2001 to 2010.

From there, she became the college’s associate vice president of strategic initiatives until being elected a trustee. Her duties included working on several of the college’s scholarship programs.

“I want to work with the staff and other board members to make sure that we are doing all we can to achieve their goals,” Berry said.

Abood and Berry will replace Edward Woods III and Jerry Hollister on the board. They will serve a six-year term as board members.

The newly elected trustees will be sworn into their new position on Jan. 1, 2015.