LTC President's Biography

Personal Information

Serving as LTC's President since 2003, Dr. Lanser oversees over 50 career-focused degree programs which serve over 4,500 students each year, as well as customized, corporate training services delivered to over 100 companies and their 4,000 employees each year. He also directs the operations for six educational facilities, a comprehensive $49 million budget and a progressive $2.4 million college foundation.

In this role, Dr. Lanser supports a comprehensive and vision-driven college, by focusing on increasing student support, aligning programming with job demand, positive community partnerships, and innovative classrooms and facilities that reflect business and industry. Guiding this vision is a team of more than 350 education professionals and over 500 industry advisory committee partners.

Lakeshore Technical College serves Manitowoc, Sheboygan and portions of Calumet and Ozaukee counties with an economic impact of over $110 million annually. Under Dr. Lanser's leadership, Lakeshore Technical College has been recognized as a military friendly college by the United States Department of Defense and one of the top 120 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute. The college also earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association, and has been accepted into the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers.

Dr. Lanser also represents the college on a number of local, state, and national boards. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota, master's and educational specialist degrees from Truman State University, and his doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University.


  • Began tenure as LTC President on July 1, 2003
  • Served as the Vice President of Educational Support at LTC for 14 years
  • Worked as Business Manager for Lincoln County Schools in Troy, MO
  • Teaching experience as a public school teacher in Okeechobee, FL
  • Adjunct teaching at Cardinal Stritch University and LTC

Academic Background

  • Ed.D.–Nova Southeastern University (Higher Education)
  • Ed.S.–Truman State University (Education Administration)
  • M.S.–Truman State University (Education Administration)
  • B.S.–University of North Dakota (Education)

Community Involvement

  • St. Nicholas Hospital Board
  • Manitowoc County Economic Development Corporation Board
  • Sheboygan Economic Club
  • Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Franklin University's Council of Presidents

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2014 Phi Theta Kappa's prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction
  • 2012 Joseph P. Schmitt Speak Up Award
  • 2010 Education Impact
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