Lawrence Lorensen of Moline has been appointed to the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees. He will be sworn in at the board’s Dec. 20 meeting and will serve until the April 2013 election.

Lorensen, a Black Hawk College professor emeritus, taught government from 1966 to 2001. At the time of his retirement, he was the chairman of the Department of Social and Behavioral Studies and the Legal Assistant Program. He also served on the Black Hawk College Foundation Board of Directors from 1986 to 2006.

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He is the chairman of the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District Board of Trustees and is a former Moline mayor and alderman.