Election

Lane Community College Board Candidate Bios and Columns

Steve Mital, Zone 5

Age: 53

Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

Marital status: Married

Children: 18 and 14 in public school

Ward neighborhood: Ward 1

Education: Masters Degrees in Environmental Science and Planning from University of Oregon

Occupation(s): Sustainability Director

Current employer: University of Oregon

Elected office held:  LCC Board 2021-present; EWEB Commissioner 2013-2021

Steve Mital did not submit a column. 


Lisa Fragala, Zone 7 (At-Large)

Online: lisafragala.com and Facebook: LisaFragalaLaneCommunityCollegeBoard.

 Education: Masters in Education (M.Ed); Oregon State University 

Residence: Eugene, Ore. 

Current Occupation(s): Pacific University School and Community Partnership Coordinator 

Current employer: Pacific University, College of Education, Eugene Campus 

Public sector work experience: Over 25 years of work in public schools as an elementary educator including both rural and urban schools in Oregon (Eugene 4J, Fern Ridge School District, Pleasant Hill School District). 

Private sector work experience: Currently works in higher education on teacher workforce preparation at Pacific University’s College of Education. The Eugene campus serves a region that includes school districts in Lane, Douglas, Linn, Benton, Lincoln, Coos, and Marion counties. 

Elected office held, with dates: Lane Community College Board of Education; appointed in 2018 and ran for election in 2019. Currently serving on the LCC Board of Education and served as chair for two years during the pandemic. 

I was first appointed to the LCC Board of Education in 2018 and then successfully ran for election to the board in 2019. I served as LCC Board Chair for two years during the Pandemic. 

During that time, I worked diligently for Lane County’s residents to maintain access to the college’s degree and education programs. I led a successful search for LCC’s new president, Dr. Stephanie Bulger, including an extensive public engagement process. 

As an educator of over 25 years, I understand the complexity of student success. It’s a priority for me to ensure students at Lane Community College have access to the support services and highly engaging programs they need to be successful. LCC also needs to be a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone. 

Recently, I moved from K-12 education to working in higher education on teacher workforce development. This has reinforced my understanding of how critical it is that LCC be a workforce hub in Lane County. 

As a board member, I’ve worked to ensure the college has strong programs to train the workforce our communities need. I’ve led efforts at the college to make important investments in modernized facilities for Healthcare and Industry and Trades programs. 

I am passionate about education at all levels and know it is important that all members in our community have access to a strong education system. Anyone who knows me will tell you I am hardworking, committed to education as a pathway to economic prosperity, and passionate about working to make Lane County a great place to live. 

I’ve been honored to serve as an LCC board member these last five years, and if re-elected, I will continue to work hard so that Lane Community College is a vibrant and accessible place of learning. 

For more info visit: lisafragala.com


Kevin Alltucker, Zone 6 (At-Large)

Age: 63

Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

Marital status: Married for 40 years

Partner occupation: Commercial real estate

Children: Two adult sons, ages 30 and 26

Ward neighborhood: Eugene Ward 3

Online: kevinalltucker.org and facebook.com/Kevinforlcc

Education: Ph.D. Educational Leadership, University of Oregon; B.S. Construction Engineering Management, Oregon State University

Occupation(s): Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Family & Human Services program; Consultant, City of Eugene; Program Evaluator, Lane County Youth Services, Consultant, various local nonprofits; Vice President, Eugene Sand & Gravel; Construction Engineer, Dillingham Construction, Grade-Way Construction

Current employer: Retired

Public sector work: Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Family & Human Services program; Consultant, City of Eugene; Program Evaluator, Lane County Youth Services

Private sector work experience: Vice President, Eugene Sand & Gravel; Construction Engineer, Dillingham Construction, Grade-Way Construction

I’m running for the Lane Community College Board of Education, Position 6 (at-large) because I want to help LCC become an even better resource for our community.

As a proud LCC graduate and a long-time resident of Lane County, I am passionate about increasing access for all students wanting to attend Lane Community College to gain new skills for a better job, explore different career or educational options, or to prepare for a four-year university. 

I want to work with the LCC Board, president, student groups, faculty, staff, and community partners to increase opportunities for LCC students. 

I have nearly 20 years of classroom teaching experience as a university professor and I know what it takes to support all students, including BIPOC and other marginalized student populations. 

As a professor in Family and Human Services, I have a proven track record in meeting the complex needs of students, including financial, educational, and emotional support. I am committed to the idea that what is good for LCC students is good for our community.

My previous experience makes me well-qualified to help lead LCC into the 21st century. My 20 years as a construction engineer and local business owner helped shape my skills as a collaborative problem-solver. 

My work as a university professor allowed me to learn what it takes to support students’ success in the classroom and beyond. My volunteering with nonprofit boards helped me better understand how to help make our community healthier and more resilient. My work with governmental agencies helped me understand the importance of well-functioning public agencies and their role in making our community stronger.

For more information go to: kevinalltucker.org


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