LFCC President Appointed by Governor to Commission

For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2006

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Gov. Timothy M. Kaine recently announced a variety of appointments to state boards and commissions. Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) President John J. “Ski” Sygielski was among those appointed to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia on the Manufacturing Development Commission.

The purpose of the Manufacturing Development Commission is to assess manufacturing needs and formulate legislative and regulatory remedies to ensure the future of the sector in Virginia.

“The manufacturing sector is vital to the state’s vibrant economy, and I look forward to working with many of the manufacturers in LFCC’s service region,” Sygielski said. “This appointment provides an exciting opportunity for Virginia’s community colleges, workforce development providers and higher education institutions to offer educational solutions to strengthen the manufacturing sector in the Commonwealth. With many looming retirements in this sector, creating a pipeline of new workers and innovative training programs will be a focus of my efforts.”

The commission consists of eight members, five of whom are nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Sygielski will represent higher education on the commission.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.