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LCC chief diversity officer honored by Corp! Magazine

December 8, 2017

When Paul Hernandez was young growing up in tough Los Angeles neighborhoods surrounded by gangs, violence and poverty, he never even considered going to college. Now, he is being recognized by Corp! Magazine as a Diversity Business Leader for his work as Lansing Community College's chief diversity officer.

Dr. Hernandez often states, "Small steps lead to big victories," which is a perfect analogy of how he has shaped his own life, and the lives of countless others.

The illuminating path of success he has lit for students at risk of dropping out of school have earned him accolades both near and far.

He is heralded as a speaker, leader, and community partner. His willingness to provide "real talk" has made the difference for so many youth seeking to find their way in life.

In his role as chief diversity officer at LCC Dr. Hernandez provides vision, leadership, and strategic planning for diversity and inclusion initiatives.

He innately recognizes the complexities of diversity and how its presence enriches a student's overall campus experience.

For the last 11 years Corp! Magazine has been celebrating Michigan's businesses and leaders who have displayed significant achievement in diversity within their organizations and community.

Lansing Community College congratulates Dr. Hernandez on receiving this outstanding recognition.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit