LCC awarded elite status by NSA/Department of Homeland Security

College recognized for academic excellence in cyber defense education
Posted at 3:24 PM, Aug 06, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — LCC has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2024 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

“Your ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure,” said Karen Leuschner, National CAE Program Manager at National Security Agency.

To gain this elite status LCC had to meet certain criteria and provide a series of services including program guidance and oversight; general cyber defense information, and the development of collaboration and outreach opportunities among students, faculty, and other institutions.

LCC President Brent Knight said, “Lansing Community College continues to excel in providing cutting-edge programs that address problematic skill shortages. This national designation confirms that we are creating solutions that will lead to a highly skilled workforce capable of meeting industry demands. It’s all about our graduates getting great jobs and great compensation.”

Our cyber defense program is designed to increase understanding of the technology, policy and practices that will enable our nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event. LCC’s Center for Cybersecurity will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art cyber defense knowledge and practices.

To learn more about cyber security programs at LCC visit [].

About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

“Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person’s ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Lori Willett, Human Resource Manager/Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1870; Christine Thompson, Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1261.”

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