LACONIA — Scott Kalicki, who has served as president of Lakes Region Community College since 2011, announced this week that he will step down at the end of this academic year.
“I thank the Chancellor and the CCSNH Board of Trustees for providing me the opportunity to serve, and I thank the members of the College community for their support during my time as president,” said Kalicki. “I believe together we were successful in strengthening and moving the College forward, and I believe the campus is poised for a strong future.”
Lakes Region Community College is a comprehensive community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Located in Laconia, New Hampshire, LRCC serves over 1,200 students annually. LRCC offers 28 associate degree programs including Nursing, Fire Technology, Business, Media Arts, Culinary Arts, Automotive and Marine Technology, as well as short-term certificate programs. In addition, LRCC provides a strong background in liberal arts for students who choose to do their first two years at a community college and then transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree.
LRCC is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire. The seven community colleges in the system are committed to working with businesses throughout the state to train and retain employees to develop a robust workforce across all sectors and embraces the “65 by 25 Initiative,” which calls for 65 percent of New Hampshire citizens to have some form of post-secondary education by 2025 to meet future workforce demands. Ninety-three percent of the students enrolled within CCSNH are New Hampshire residents.
“LRCC has expanded its partnerships with area businesses, and taken steps to increase student success – critical parts of our mission,” said Ross Gittell, Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire.
Gittell said information about plans for interim leadership and next steps to fill the president position will be forthcoming.
Kalicki will officially step down May 18.
“I look forward to wrapping up the spring semester and celebrating the accomplishments of our students as we work our way to commencement,” Kalicki said. Commencement is set for May 13.