Rarely do elections for college boards generate much heat, light or attention. But Lansing residents do pay attention to the candidates who run for the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees, if only because of some rancorous disagreements in the past.
This year, there are seven candidates running for three open seats on the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees, and two incumbents have put together their own separate slates.
Incumbent LCC Trustee Robert Proctor has teamed with Lawrence Hidalgo, Jr., who ran unsuccessfully for the LCC board in 2003. The two men then recruited former Lansing City Pulse managing editor Thomas Patrick Morgan to join them in forming a three-person slate.
Proctor is an attorney and arbitrator, as well as the treasurer for the Black Child and Family Institute. Hidalgo is the training director for Lansing Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, located at LCC’s West Campus. Morgan is currently with Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications in East Lansing.
Hidalgo and Morgan shared their reasons for running with Lansing Online News during a recent fund-raiser hosted by former Ingham County Commissioner Marc Thomas in East Lansing.
Lawrence Hidalgo, Jr.
Thomas Patrick Morgan