LFCC President Appointed to American Association of Community Colleges Board

For Immediate Release:
June 15, 2007

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) President John J. “Ski” Sygielski recently won a national election to become one of six new members to serve on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board. Sygielski’s term on the AACC Board will begin on July 1, 2007, and continue through June 30, 2010.

The AACC is governed by a 32-member board of directors, of which 24 members are elected by the AACC membership. AACC’s membership represents close to 95 percent of all accredited U.S. two-year community, junior and technical colleges, as well as a number of international members in Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico and the United Arab Emirates.

Founded in 1920, the AACC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and serves as the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level. The Association also works with other higher educational organizations to monitor and influence federal policy that affects the educational system.


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.