John Lukas Named Board Member of the Year by State District Boards Association



John Lukas (r) accepts the 2014 Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association's Board Member of the Year Award from Russ Moyer, DBA Board Member.


John Lukas, Vice President at LDI Industries in Manitowoc was recognized on January 15 by the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association with their Board Member of the Year Award at a ceremony held at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. The award recognizes a Technical College district board member who has made an outstanding contribution to technical and vocational education through participation as a trustee on the local, state, regional and national levels.

Lukas has served on the Lakeshore Technical College Board of Directors in several capacities since July, 2001. He was Chair from 2010-12 and Vice Chair from 2009-10.  For the past 26 years, he has been coordinator and overseer of seven different State Indentured Apprenticeship Programs at LDI. He has served the Manitowoc Chamber of Commerce for the past 14 years on the Workforce Development Committee.

At the state level, Lukas has participated in every Wisconsin Technical College District Board Association quarterly meeting except two since his term began in 2001, and every Board of Directors annual planning meeting. In addition, he also served as the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association (DBA) Chair and his DBA tenure includes two year stints each as President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.

NationallyLukas attended the ACCT Legislative Summits in Washington D.C. from 2002-14, and the ACCT Leadership Congress in 2004-07. He was appointed to the Association of Community College Trustees Communications and Education Committee in 2009, served on the ACCT Nominating Committee for three years, including one year as Committee Chair. He currently serves on the ACCT Bylaws Committee.

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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