"Coming in from the outside offers some unique opportunities for a fresh perspective, but it also has its challenges. One of those being the need to become informed and aware of the campus and community cultures so I am at least conversant in the areas that are of most interest and pertinence to you. To accomplish this awareness, I want to participate in meaningful dialogue with many individuals to help me garner the institutional knowledge necessary to become productively engaged in our collective work. I want to hear from you – your ideas, input, concerns, and thoughts. And I promise you, I will listen."
– Joe Schaffer, new president of LCCC