Lake Land College

College Links:








For the Media - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois
Welcome to LLC!

Back to the Media Room

Lake Land College names Bullock president

The Lake Land College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Jonathan “Josh” Bullock will be the seventh president of the college, effective July 1, 2013. 

“Dr. Bullock brings to Lake Land College a unique blend of experience in both the business and academic areas which make him an ideal candidate to lead the college into the future,” Lake Land College Board Chairman Carl Hart said. 

During a special meeting Wednesday, March 6, the board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Bullock to a three-year contract. Bullock is the vice president for strategic advancement at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, Wis. He has an extensive background in strategic planning, new program development, marketing, grant funding and entrepreneurship.

“I look forward to continuing the nearly 50 years of excellence Lake Land College has in serving and educating students, the community and workforce. I look forward to strengthening these initiatives and collaborating with the community to lead the college into the future,” Bullock said. 

Hart said the board was impressed with Bullock’s extensive experience in finance and fund raising. 

“He understands the needs of this area and the importance in working with faculty, staff and students, along with local and state officials,” Hart added.

In his current position, Bullock partnered with regional community, industry, education and legislative leaders to assess future workforce needs in the Fond du Lac area and collaborated to form partnerships that addressed labor shortages.

Bullock said he plans to reach out and engage communities in the Lake Land College district to create a future direction for the college.

“This is their community college – we want to know what they would like their community college to be,” Bullock said.

During his campus visit on Feb. 25, Bullock said he met with many in the Lake Land College community and found everyone to be focused on the same goal – helping students succeed. 

“What a great, dedicated team at Lake Land College,” Bullock said. “From the board, to the faculty and staff, everyone is committed to delivering outstanding quality service and educational opportunities to students and I look forward to working together toward one goal, which is helping students succeed.”  

In addition to helping students succeed, Bullock said giving back to the community is very important to him. He serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club and the City of Fond du Lac Police and Fire Commission. He is a Rotarian and has been involved in the Chamber of Commerce and United Way. 

He has received several awards for his personal and professional achievements. The Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce recognized Bullock as the 2008 Volunteer of the Year. In both 2006 and 2010, the Moraine Park Association recognized Bullock for his leadership in linking career education within the district. He also received the 1997 Joint Venture in Education National Outstanding Facilitator of the Year Award for excellence in teaching from the New Ventures of Regis University. 

Bullock has a doctoral degree from Marian University in Fund du Lac, a master’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh and a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Prior to his current position, he was the institutional research, quality improvement and institutional advancement partner at the same institution from 2002 to 2008. Since 1993 he has been an adjunct professor at Marian University. 

Prior to entering higher education, Bullock was a research consultant for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; owner, vice president and research director for Bull’s Eye Research, Inc.; and a product developer for Giddings and Lewis, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial automation products and machine tools. His entrepreneurial experience includes the creation of B4, Inc., a marketing agency and the founding of Industrial Controls Engineering, Inc., an industrial automation systems integration business.

“We look forward to Dr. Bullock’s arrival at Lake Land to build upon the success of the past and lead the college community into a promising future,” Hart said.

“I will continue the initiatives created under President Lensink’s leadership and past presidents,” Bullock said. “I am thrilled with the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit at Lake Land. We will continue to engage people in thinking in new, innovative ways and I want to continue to foster those opportunities while being good stewards of the college’s funds.”  

One of the innovations that interested Bullock in the position was the college’s sustainability program. “I am impressed with the sustainability initiative and want to see that continue to grow, as well as build on the academic programs in this area.” 

Bullock will replace current president Scott Lensink, who has served as president of the college since 2007 and will retire with more than 30 years in higher education. 

Bullock and his wife, Jen, will be moving with their children to Mattoon this summer. “We talked with them this morning and they are equally excited to be moving to the area,” he said.

“The community is beautiful. The people are wonderful, extremely nice and helpful. The college facilities are excellent. It’s exactly what we would expect from a Midwestern community and we are very excited,” he added.

To learn more about Lake Land College’s seventh president, visit www.lakelandcollege.edu.

-30-



Media Contacts

Jennifer Forneris
Media Specialist
217-234-5408
jforneris@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Kelly Allee
Director of Communications and Creative Services
217-234-5215
kallee@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 11

Paula Rosine
Graphic Designer
217-234-5265
prosine@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Megan Nelson
Assistant to the Director of Communications and Creative Services
217-234-5233
mnelson@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12

Jenny Osborn
Graphic Specialist
217-234-5233
jkovacik@lakeland.cc.il.us
Office: Bookstore - 12




News Releases

03/24/14
Lake Land College offers a variety of community courses this April

03/26/14
Lake Land College recognizes donors, scholarship recipients at annual Foundation Scholarship Reception

03/28/14
Lake Land College Technology Division invites community members to special events

03/28/14
Lake Land College ag students perform well at National PAS Conference

03/28/14
Lake Land College’s TRiO Student Support Services accepting new students

03/31/14
Lake Land College students lobby for MAP Grant legislation

03/31/14
Lake Land College cosmetology students learn from industry professional

03/31/14
Lake Land College announces annual Outstanding Club Award winners

03/31/14
Lake Land College hosts interactive world music event

04/01/14
Lake Land College to host nationally acclaimed summer enrichment program

04/02/14
Lake Land College welcomes area principals, deans and counselors to campus

04/03/14
Lake Land College Adult Ed offers free computer classes to boost career building skills

04/04/14
Lake Land College to host Mobile Veterans Center

04/04/14
Professional driver training through Lake Land College offers viable career option for men, women alike

04/07/14
Lake Land College hosts Adult Week, honoring adult students

04/08/14
Registration underway at Lake Land College for summer and fall

04/08/14
Local junior high school students perform at LLC’s Johnston Music Festival

04/08/14
Lake Land College honored for creating unique learning environments and expanding distance learning

04/08/14
Lake Land College Foundation to hold 17th annual golf classic

04/08/14
Lake Land College to host Monster’s Inc. University workshop for children

04/10/14
Lake Land College hosts Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar, exploring Albert Einstein

04/10/14
Lake Land College names Grunloh executive assistant to the president

04/11/14
Lake Land College’s Daugherty awarded EIBEA Teacher of the Year Award

04/14/14
Lake Land College offers early-bird dual enrollment courses for area high schoolers

04/15/14
North American Lighting receives Lake Land College’s Business Partnership Award

04/17/14
Lake Land College GIS student receives scholarship from City of Shelbyville

04/21/14
Lake Land College offers chance to earn quick credits with Intersession courses

04/21/14
Lake Land College hosts automotive job fair

04/21/14
Lake Land College’s Alumni Association inducts four into the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Society

04/22/14
Lake Land College to host Summer College for Youth classes


Alumni
Athletics
Canvas Login
Career Services
Class Notifications and Updates
Community Learning
Employment Opportunities
Foundation - Make a Gift
Freedom of Information Act
IRIS
Lake Land College Email
Library
Police Department
Request More Information
Sustainability at LLC
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938-9366
217-234-LAKE
Facebook MySpace Twitter You Tube

Supporting our Veterans