New ideas for better governance
2021 Candidate: John Sarna
Why you should vote for me
I strongly believe that community colleges are a foundational piece of our higher education system. They are the rock on which many build a solid career and provide continued learning opportunities for people all ages and life-experience. Having attended four such institutions, including LBCC for the past several years, I can attest to their benefits for life-long learning. LBCC also provided a most positive experience for my son John to transfer with a scholarship to OIT and allowed all my kids the opportunity to obtain LBCC credits while in high school. I ask you allow me to use the experience I have gained through higher education to help benefit future students.
If elected, I will work to:
- Bring back in-person classes in a post-COVID safe environment.
- Make LBCC inclusive and accessible to everyone, providing prerequisites that allow each student to be successful.
- Ensure LBCC classes are transferable to OSU and other 4-year colleges
- Expand and improve career technical education programs.
- Promote continuing education and other extended learning classes.
- Provide outreach to rural communities, with on-line access where attendance is infeasible.
- Maintain high school partnership programs, improving outreach and providing seniors with no-cost access to college level classes.
- Keep tuition low and LBCC financially solvent while growing to serve t this vibrant community.