Teresa Gardner and Donald Ortner were re-appointed to the Lorain County Community College Board of Trustees by Ohio Governor John Kasich on September 7 and sworn in at the Board’s September 21 meeting.
The appointments are for five years, expiring on August 30, 2022.
“It is my great pleasure to serve the community on the LCCC Board. We strive to keep education affordable while assuring that the college runs efficiently,” Gardner said. “LCCC, and its leader, Dr. Marcia Ballinger, are all about helping our students find the right path to success.”
Gardner is retired and serves as a community volunteer. Gardner, of North Ridgeville, was born in the Philippines and moved to the USA in 1978. Gardner and her husband, William, have two grown daughters, Megan and Katarina.
“I appreciate the opportunity to continuing serving on the LCCC Board of Trustees. I believe this college is one of Lorain County’s greatest assets,” Ortner said.
Ortner is the owner of Associated Contractors, Inc., a heavy excavating and site utility construction company. He is the president of the Henrietta Township Zoning Commission and has served on the commission since 1996. He is also a member of the LCCC Foundation Board of Trustees. Ortner and his wife, Deborah, have two sons, Matthew and Joshua. Both attended LCCC. The Ortners, who are also new grandparents, live in Oberlin.
“I am happy that we’ll continue to have the experience that both Teresa Gardner and Don Ortner bring to the board in helping us guide this institution,” Ballinger said.