Lakeland Community College is governed by nine trustees. Three of Lakeland's trustees are appointed by the Governor, six of the trustees are appointed by the Lake County Board of Commissioners. Trustees are appointed for a term of five years.

Board meeting schedule

Beverly A. VitazStephen C. EllisDuane H. Frager

Beverly A. Vitaz
Vice Chair

11/16/2012 – 10/12/2022
Retired director and owner, 
Neece, Malec, Seifert & Vitaz
B.A., Baldwin Wallace University

Stephen C. Ellis, Esq.
3/7/2019 – 3/6/2024
Retired Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP
B.A., Denison College
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Duane H. Frager
3/4/2015 - 10/12/2022
Director of operations and supply chain, United for Growth
Councilperson, Madison Village
B.S., Bowling Green State University

Matthew J. HebebrandEllen Foley KesslerJanet R. Majka

Matthew J. Hebebrand
4/21/2022 – 3/6/2026
Assistant Prosecutor, Ashtabula County Prosecutor's Office
J.D., Cleveland Marshall College of Law
B.A., Miami University


Ellen Foley Kessler
3/7/2020 - 3/6/2025
Retired, Commissioner Lake Metroparks 
P.P.E, Oxford University 
Graduate Degree Notre Dame 
B.S., Lake Erie College
Radio Host, Integrity Radio 101.5 FM /1330 AM

Janet R. Majka
3/4/2021 - 3/6/2026
LAB Academy Instructor
Wickliffe School District
Wickliffe Middle School
M. Ed. John Carroll University
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellow
B.S., Lake Erie College


Kathleen T. MalecJerrie Lee RispoliMark A. Tyler

Dr. Kathleen T. Malec
3/31/2000 - 3/6/2025
Retired nursing instructor
B.S.N., St. John College
M.P.A., Cleveland State University
D.A.E., University of Central Arizona
Member, The Lakeland Foundation Board of Directors

Jerrie Lee Rispoli
4/18/2019 – 3/6/2024
Vice president, Aexcel Corp
B.B.A., Cleveland State University
C.P.A., Cedarville University
Lakeland Community College

Mark A. Tyler, P.E.
5/26/2016 – 10/12/2022
Principal engineer, The Lubrizol Corporation
A.A., Lakeland Community College
B.S., Cleveland State University
M.S., Cleveland State University
Lakeland Community College Alumni Hall of Fame (inducted 2010)


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