He currently serves as the campus President of the Yamhill Valley Campus at Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville.
He is a native of Prineville and a graduate of Crook County High School.
He will be replacing Dr. Jim MIddleton who is retiring.
There are a couple more steps, COCC needs to do to finalize Lanning's hiring.
They plan to make a site visit to his college and to negotiate his contract.
The COCC Board is confident Dr. Lanning has the background, experience and ability to lead the college into the future.