Lakeshore Technical College Announces Three Staff Promotions



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From left to right: Barbara Dodge, James Lemerond, Jane Kunst


Lakeshore Technical College announces three promotions at their Cleveland Campus.

Barbara Dodge of Sheboygan has been promoted to Vice President of Instruction.  Prior to her current position, Dodge was the Executive Dean of Health and Business for the college.  In her new role, Dodge will be responsible for providing leadership, supervision, guidance and direction for all instructional programming, curriculum, services, policies, procedures, and personnel. 

Dodge received a degree in nursing from St. Mary of Nazareth School of Nursing in Chicago, IL, earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kendall College in Evanston, IL and earned her master’s degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc.  She also earned her Doctor of Philosophy from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN.  Dodge is currently serving on the boards or advisory boards for Nourish Farm to Family Philanthropy, Lakeshore Community Health Center, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services and Northeastern Wisconsin Health Education Center. 

James Lemerond of Belgium has been promoted to Dean of Health and Human Services.  Prior to his current position, Lemerond was the Radiography Program Chair at LTC. 

Lemerond earned an associate degree in Radiography from Northcentral Technical College, a bachelor’s degree from University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, and a Master’s degree University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.  In his new role, Lemerond will be responsible for providing leadership in carrying out the mission and vision of LTC within the Health & Human Services division including managing staff, the department budget and developing new programs and certificates in the Health and Human Services division among other duties. Lemerond is currently the Vice Chair for the Wisconsin Radiography Examining Board.

Jane Kunst of Kiel has been promoted to Associate Dean of Nursing. Kunst earned a bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL, and a Master’s and Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Concordia University in Mequon, WI.   Prior to her current position, Kunst was a Nursing Instructor at LTC.  Kunst joined LTC after working for twenty years as a registered nurse in both Illinois and Wisconsin. In her new role, Kunst will be responsible for implementing educational planning processes for assigned programs within the division as well as supervising division faculty and staff. 

Kunst has 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and is an RN, MSN, FNP-BC.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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