Join Us January 18th at 12:15 p.m.

David Anderson recently graduated from Michigan State University with his Master’s Degree in vocal performance in 2019 where he also attained his bachelor’s degree studying under Richard Fracker. While attending MSU, David performed multiple leading roles for MSU Opera Theatre, most notably as Sam Kaplan in Street Scene and Dorvil in La Scala di Seta. Other notable performances during his time at MSU includes his performances as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah at the Wharton Center, and his featured appearance in the MSU-China Vocal Collaboration Program. Outside of MSU, he attended Seagle Music Colony where he performed the role of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. Professionally, David has held the roles of Borsa in Rigoletto and Captain Tarnitz in the Student Prince with Opera Grand Rapids. Most recently, he was selected as a semi finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition and also was selected as an Apprentice Artist with Palm Beach Opera as well as a Young Artist with Opera Saratoga. 
Since being a Young Artist with the companies mentioned above, David made the hard decision to switch career paths. The choice has been rewarded by finding his path as a Financial Advisor with Principal Financial Group where he earned the Pacesetter Achievement award after his first six months in the industry. Along with his new career, David has enjoyed settling down in Michigan where he was born and raised to have ample time with his family and significant other, as well as enjoying his favorite pastimes which are hunting, fishing, and golf. 

Join Us December 7th at 12:00 Noon

John W Person, J.D.

Mr. Person is the Executive Director of Hospice of Lansing, Inc.  He moved to the Executive Director position after serving as a volunteer Director on the governing Board of Directors of Hospice of Lansing for over ten years.  He is a graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law.  He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Richmond.

Prior to joining Hospice of Lansing, Mr. Person worked for the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health as the Project Manager. He has worked previously in the private practice of Law with Willingham and Cote in East Lansing and Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis and Gotting in Lansing.

John is a member of the Rotary Club of Lansing and served on the Club’s Foundation Board.  He is also serves on the Board of the Children’s Palliative Care Coalition of Michigan. 

Join Us November 30th at 12:00 p.m. Featuring Dr. Steve Robinson President of Lansing Community College

Dr. Steve Robinson became the seventh president of Lansing Community College on July 20, 2020. His community college career has spanned every aspect of teaching, learning, planning, management and organizational operations. Prior to being named president in a national search, he previously served as president at Owens Community College. During his tenure, he led the college through a serious financial crisis, placing the institution on sound fiscal footing. Before joining Owens, Robinson served as Executive Dean of Planning and Research at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. He has over 23 years of Michigan community college experience. At four-year institutions, he served as a member of the graduate faculty in English at the University of Michigan-Flint. He also served as a chair and faculty advisor in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership (DCCL) program at Ferris State University, as well as the Doctoral Program in Higher Education at the University of Toledo.

Robinson lived in the Greater Lansing area for over twelve years and holds a Ph.D. in English from Michigan State University, where he also earned B.A. and M.A degrees. His master’s degree is specifically in English Community College Teaching. Prior to becoming an administrator, he spent fifteen years as a community college faculty member, ten years as President of the faculty union, and six years as a Board Member of the Michigan Education Association (MEA) in Lansing. A lifetime educator, Robinson began his teaching career at Lansing Community College as an intern teaching WRIT 121. In addition to LCC, Robinson worked for a number of Lansing organizations, including WKAR and Elderly Instruments. While a student at Michigan State, he hosted a weekly program he created on WDBM 89FM dedicated to African music, culture and news. He is a graduate of the Chair Academy for Leadership and Development, the Harvard Management Development Program (MDP), as well as the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. Through his association with the Aspen Institute, he has served as a site evaluator for the prestigious $1M Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, as well as a co-teacher/facilitator of the Aspen Institute Strategic Finance training for community college leaders.

Through his writing in publications such as ForbesThe Atlantic, Diverse IssuesInside Higher Education and Community College Daily, Robinson has positioned himself nationally among community college presidents. He served on a number of boards and committees in Northwest Ohio including the ProMedica Health System Community Board, the Regional Growth Partnership Board, The Rotary Club of Toledo and Raise the Bar Hancock County. He is also the past Treasurer of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) was a member of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Guaranteed Transfer Pathways Steering Committee.

Robinson is the creator of the #EndCCStigma social media campaign and host of the End Community College Stigma Podcast. He is the husband of Kathryn Robinson, a human resources professional with two degrees from Michigan State. They have two children: daughter Julia, who attends Miami University in Ohio, and son Owen, who attends Michigan State University.