Lake–Sumter Community College
|Lake-Sumter Community College|
|Motto||"A Great Education Close To Home"|
|Type||Public Community College|
|President||Dr. Charles R. Mojock|
|Location||Leesburg, Florida, USA|
South Lake (Clermont, FL)
Sumter (Sumterville, FL)
Lake-Sumter Community College, alternatively Lake Sumter Community College is a college in Central Florida. Lake-Sumter Community College has three campuses: the Leesburg campus in Leesburg, FL; the South Lake campus in Clermont, FL; the Sumter campus in Sumterville, Florida.
The college was established in 1961 by the Florida Legislature due to the efforts of Lake and Sumter county citizens. In 1962 it began operating under the state community college system, and classes began September 5 of that year in temporary facilities. On May 18, 1964, ground-breaking began for the college's permanent Leesburg campus. The Sumter campus opened its facilities in 1995, while the South Lake campus opened in 1999.
Lake-Sumter Community College has had five presidents so far. Lake-Sumter Community College's presidents have been:
- Dr. Paul P. Williams (1962-1980)
- Dr. Robert S. Palinchak (1980-1987)
- Dr. Carl C. Andersen (1986-1992)
- Dr. Robert W. Westrick (1993-2002)
- Dr. Charles R. Mojock (2002-present)
Lake-Sumter Community College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Science degrees, along with vocational certificates and technology diplomas. The college also offers a 2+2 program, allowing graduates to continue their studies at the University of Central Florida and St. Leo University.
Lake-Sumter Community College also has a partnership with the University of Central Florida titled DirectConnect to UCF. This partnership gives guaranteed admission into UCF to all LSCC graduates with an AA or AS degree. UCF also offers pre-admission academic advising, admissions advising, and financial aid advising for all LSCC students who sign up for DirectConnect to UCF. This partnership is the way that UCF will continue to honor its commitment to offer University access to central Florida residents.
Notable Alumni & Attendees
Alumni Status is open to all graduates of Lake-Sumter Community College, all former students of LSCC who regularly matriculated and left the College in good standing.
|Carey Baker||Current member of the Florida Senate|
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