The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has appointed Lansing Community College President Dr. Brent Knight to its board of trustees.
“On behalf of AACC, I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Knight to our board,” said Walter G. Bumphus, AACC president and CEO.
The board acts on behalf of the institutional members to create and maintain a vision for AACC and to ensure the organization adheres to appropriate standards of performance. Knight will serve on the audit and finance committee.
Knight’s many accomplishments include his development of strong partnerships, including those with Delta Air Lines, Lincoln Electric and Google. The Early College at Lansing Community College for students entering their junior year of high school has received a national ranking for its rigorous academics and accelerated college-style class schedule.
In addition, Knight’s visual transformation of the downtown campus is highlighted by its arts culture and inviting atmosphere, which includes a kiosk featuring languages from across the globe meant to be inclusive and welcoming to all. Knight’s emphasis on “ambient learning,” the process of people absorbing information from their environment, is seen throughout campus with educational displays on the walls in classrooms and hallways. The beauty of the campus is so prominent Knight was awarded the Mayor’s Cup for Civic Excellence in 2015.