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

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at:

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