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. Lakeland's board of trustees meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. at The Holden University Center, with exceptions.

Board meeting schedule

Duane H. FragerRyan K. CallenderStephen C. Ellis

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

Ryan K. Callender, Esq.
Vice Chair

5/5/2011 - 3/6/2021
1/4/2008 - 5/4/2011

Attorney, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
B.A., Miami University
J.D., Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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

David A. Kalina(photo coming soon)Kathleen T. Malec

David A. Kalina
3/7/1996 - 3/6/2021
Retired international business manager, Burgess & Niple Architectural & Engineering Firm
B.S.C.E., Case Western Reserve University
Member, The Lakeland Foundation Board of Directors

Ellen Foley Kessler
3/7/2020 - 3/6/2025
(more information coming soon)

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 RispoliMark A. TylerBeverly A. Vitaz

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)


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


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