“We look forward to Dr. Bullock’s arrival at Lake Land to build upon the success of the past and lead the college community into a promising future,” Hart said.
“I will continue the initiatives created under President Lensink’s leadership and past presidents,” Bullock said. “I am thrilled with the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit at Lake Land. We will continue to engage people in thinking in new, innovative ways and I want to continue to foster those opportunities while being good stewards of the college’s funds.”
One of the innovations that interested Bullock in the position was the college’s sustainability program. “I am impressed with the sustainability initiative and want to see that continue to grow, as well as build on the academic programs in this area.”
Bullock will replace current president Scott Lensink, who has served as president of the college since 2007 and will retire with more than 30 years in higher education.
Bullock and his wife, Jen, will be moving with their children to Mattoon this summer. “We talked with them this morning and they are equally excited to be moving to the area,” he said.
“The community is beautiful. The people are wonderful, extremely nice and helpful. The college facilities are excellent. It’s exactly what we would expect from a Midwestern community and we are very excited,” he added.