Lamar Community College Fact Sheet

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Founded in 1937

Founded in 1937, LAMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE occupies a 110-acre campus in southeastern Colorado. Students choose LCC for various reasons, including workforce training, one of LCC’s signature programs, or preparation for a bachelor’s degree. While LCC is host to basketball (men’s and women’s), men’s golf, women’s softball and volleyball, as well as co-ed rodeo, its nationally-recognized baseball team sends numerous players to professional baseball, and its academic programs attract students from around the world.

President: Dr. Linda Lujan

Dr. Linda Lujan assumed the presidency of Lamar Community College on August 1, 2016. Previously, Dr. Lujan served as the New Ventures Officer for the Maricopa Community College District, an executive role focused on leading the development of scalable, revenue-generating partnerships and initiatives. Prior to this role, she served six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Before that she was the Vice President for Academic Affairs at South Mountain Community College in Arizona. Lujan began her community college career with the Colorado Community College System, serving in faculty and administrative leadership posts at Arapahoe Community College and Community College of Denver. She began her own academic career at Arapahoe Community College, as a first-generation, re-entry student where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in Management Information Systems. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management from Colorado Christian University, a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Community College Leadership from Colorado State University.

Signature/Unique Programs:

Lamar Community College’s signature programs include Nursing, Equine, and Agriculture. These signature programs demonstrate the faculty’s passion and commitment to excellence.

  • Nursing: LCC’s Nursing Program received national accreditation in April 2012; it has exceeded national NCLEX-RN pass rates for the past four years with the class of 2013 having a 100% pass
  • Equine: Students from all over the country seek out LCC’s signature equine programs in Horse Training & Management, Equine Business Management, and Barrel Horse Training, which is one of the only programs of its kind in the nation. LCC recently added an additional degree option in Equine Science.
  • Agriculture: LCC’s Agriculture program is growing quickly, providing the local agriculture community with a wide range of degree and certificate options as well as continuing education for area agriculture producers. Students in the Agriculture program often take advantage of LCC’s outstanding Welding program as well.

Campus:

Lamar Campus
2401 South Main Street Lamar CO 81052 Lamar Community College

Fall 2016 Enrollment Headcount:  791

Fall 2016 Full-time Instruction

  • Full-time Faculty: 16  (30%)
  • Adjunct Instructors: 37 (70%)

Companies/Organizations Receiving Workforce Development Training from Lamar Community College Include:

  • Area School Districts
  • Southeastern BOCES
  • Prowers Medical Center
  • Lamar Fire & Ambulance Services