Lakeshore Technical College President Announces Retirement



Dr. Mike Lanser

Dr. Mike Lanser


Dr. Michael Lanser informed the Lakeshore Technical College Board that he will be retiring as president of the college following the 2016-17 academic year.

Lanser has served as president for 13 years. Under his leadership, LTC has expanded education options for students in areas such as wind energy and nuclear technology, agribusiness, advanced manufacturing, and hospitality including the creation of the Lakeshore Culinary Institute.

The opening of the KOHLER Center for Manufacturing Excellence in 2014 expanded capacity in high-demand, advanced manufacturing education programs and represented the college’s first capital fundraising campaign. This fall LTC will be opening the Advanced Automotive Technology Center, a state of the art training facility to train automobile service and collision repair technicians.

“In his time as president, Mike has shown extraordinary commitment to collaboration with local employers, K-12 school districts and the community,” said Dr. Sharon Chappy, LTC Board Chair.  “This truly has paved the way for LTC to achieve outstanding results for the communities we serve, including a 91% placement rate of graduates.

Chappy also cited accolades for the college under Lanser’s leadership including LTC being named three times one of the Top 150 Community Colleges in the United States by the Aspen Institute which honors institutions that strive for and achieve exceptional levels of success for all students.

“The opportunity to lead Lakeshore Technical College has been an honor and a privilege,” said Lanser.  “What has impressed me is the difference LTC makes in the lives of students, the reputation we have developed with employers, and the work our faculty and staff do each day that makes LTC such a valuable resource.”

The LTC Board will engage a higher-education selection firm to assist in the search for a new president.

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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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