Board of Trustees

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

Board meeting minutes

Ellen Foley Kessler Matthew J. Hebebrand Jack C. Cornachio

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

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

Jack C. Cornachio
12/20/2022 – 10/12/2027
CEO/Broker, Great Lakes Realty, Inc.
CEO Midwest Realty Advisors, LLC
B.A., Psychology, Cleveland State University

Nancy Fellows Kevin D. Freese Janet R. Majka

Nancy E. Fellows
8/3/2023 - 3/6/2025
Sr. Clinical Education Consultant, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP)
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
M.P.A., Cleveland State University
B.A., Cleveland State University


Kevin D. Freese
3/7/2024 – 3/6/2029
Chief Executive Officer, National Space Grant Foundation
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Affordable Living Spaces, Ltd.
M.S.I.E. University of Tennessee
B.S.M.E. Ohio Northern University

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

Timothy O'Brien Paul L. RupertBeverly A. Vitaz

Timothy O'Brien
Vice President of Finance and Operations, CT Consultants, Inc.
B.B.A., University of Toledo

Paul L. Rupert, CPA, MACC
12/20/2022 - 10/12/2027
Partner, Martinet Recchia Inc.
MACC, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
B.A., Business Administration, Ohio University

Beverly A. Vitaz
11/16/2012 – 10/12/2027
Retired director and owner, 
Neece, Malec, Seifert & Vitaz
B.A., Baldwin Wallace University


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