LTC Board Chair Elected ACCT Director-At-Large





Lakeshore Technical College Board Chair, John Lukas, has been elected as director-at-large on the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board. ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States. Lukas was one of five candidates elected last week to the 26-member board and will serve a three-year term.

The 26-member ACCT Board of Directors consists of 15 directors elected regionally, nine directors-at-large elected by the Senate, and two directors appointed by the Chair. The two main functions of the ACCT Board involve national-level advocacy as well as trustee education to strengthen community college leadership.

"I am humbled and honored to be elected to this position," said Lukas.  "As trustees, we have the responsibility to govern, advocate, set policies, and ensure that student success is the top priority of everything we do. Our work is critical to the future success of two-year colleges."

Lukas has served on the LTC Board of Directors in several capacities since 2001 and has been a leader within the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association. He has also been an active member of the ACCT having served on the Member Communications and Education Committee, and currently serving on the Governance and Bylaws Committee. He is currently the co-owner and vice president of LDI Industries in Manitowoc, a position he has held since 1993.

"John is a valued member of the LTC Board of Directors, a leader in the community, and an important advocate for education in the area," said Dr. Paul Carlsen, LTC President. "With this appointment, John will be involved in shaping and advocating national policies benefitting and advancing the mission of technical and community colleges across the country."

Lukas will serve as director-at-large on the ACCT Board of Directors through October 2020.

About ACCT

Founded in 1972, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.  ACCT's purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community, technical, and junior colleges and to foster the realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local, state, and national levels.  For more information, visit

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.<.p>

LTC, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.

Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

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