LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Lansing Community College Brent Knight announced that he will retire next summer after more than a decade of service.
Knight began his service as the college's sixth president in September of 2008.
He was hired for his background in higher education, including beginning service as a college president at the age 29, according to a press release from LCC.
His main focus at LCC has been building academic excellence, including developing programs and training relevant to the modern workforce.
In reaction to the announcement, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement, "Under Dr. Knight's leadership, Lansing Community College has been at the forefront of innovative workforce training and high-tech education. I have been proud to work with him and LCC's leadership team in supporting the opening of the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, and in bringing Google to campus to provide digital skills training for business and job seekers. I wish Dr. Knight all the best for a well-deserved retirement."
Knight has also been an advocate for affordable tuition and responsible student loan debt.
“I hope that, after I retire, people remember my role as leading our community’s efforts to build a stronger foundation for student success while building a state-of-the-art campus on which our students, faculty and staff are able to achieve their highest goals,” Knight said. “I appreciate the dedication of every employee and the trustees with whom I have been privileged to work. This is a special place and the people are remarkable.”
The Board of Trustees plans to hold a special meeting this month to discuss the format and plans for a presidential search.
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