Florence Meet the Dean

Message from the Dean: 

Russ PiersonWelcome back to the LCC Florence Center!

You may know that the college pivoted to remote instruction in the spring term of the 2019-2020 year, and we continued in that mode through summer 2021. Fall is here at last, and as I write this, we plan to re-open to the public on the rst day of registration for our autumn Continuing Education classes on August 31.

Of course, the delta variant of COVID-19 is currently marching across the county, state and nation. LCC’s Board of Education has determined that our students, faculty and staff need to be fully vaccinated or work through an exemption process, and masks must be worn in our facility at all times. The best thing any of us can do to ensure the safety of our campus community is to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

We have some wonderful classes planned this fall, and we want you to be a part! Get moving with one of our fitness classes, explore your creativity through clay, painting, printmaking or photography or join us as we resume our Outward Ventures to visit the sights outside of Florence. We will do everything we can to ensure everyone’s safety, and we ask for your cooperation in return.

I hope to see you in one of our fabulous course offerings this autumn.


Russ Pierson, DMin
Dean, LCC Florence Center
and proud LCC student