Faculty & Staff
Excellence in Teaching award As a higher education institution, Lake Erie College encourages teachers to take their skills to new heights. To reward those who go above and beyond, the College presents the “Excellence in Teaching” award each school year. The 2010-2011 recipient, Dr. Zane Johnson, associate professor of biology, came to Lake Erie in May of 2006 after teaching at the College of the Southwest. At Lake Erie, Dr. Johnson has earned the reputation of being a fun and reliable role-model teacher. Johnson is known to be enthusiastic and strives for student success, and he has helped students find jobs. Lake Erie College is proud to have Dr. Johnson as its 2010-2011 Excellence in Teaching award winner.
Holwick appointed vice president for academic affairs Lake Erie College has appointed Dr. Jana Holwick as the vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer. Dr. Holwick began her career with the College in January 2007 as the vice president for administration and finance. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Capella University in December 2009 and has since served as the associate vice president for academic planning & research and interim dean of education.
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President Victor is Leader of the Year Michael T. Victor, president of Lake Erie College, was named the 2010-2011 Leader of the Year by Leadership Lake County. This prestigious award was presented to Victor at a dinner held June 8 at Pine Haven Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio. A large crowd was present for the event, which also recognized graduates of the 2010-2011 Leadership Lake County class. Ellen Foley Kessler and President Victor Members of Victor’s family as well as a number of trustees and staff members from the College were also in attendance. Victor was selected for the award in recognition of his leadership contributions to Lake Erie College and the Lake County community. Since taking over as Lake Erie College president in 2006, he has steered the College into a new era of vigorous growth and prosperity in academics, athletics, student body, facilities and funding. During Victor’s tenure, the College has more than doubled in enrollment, expanded its academic major offerings, added athletic programs and increased its operating budget, a testament to the vision and resolve he exudes and his infectious passion that inspires those around him. In addition to the award from Leadership Lake County, Victor also received proclamations from the Board of Lake County Commissioners, Tim Grendell of the Ohio Senate and Congressman Steven C. LaTourette.
Christine Mastandrea, a member of the Lake Erie College Board of Directors since 2002, rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange representing her company, Whitestone REIT, on March 9, 2011. Mastandrea is fourth from right in the photo.