Washtenaw Community College Trustee
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Richard Landau is an attorney and current member of the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees. He is seeking his fourth six-year term on Nov. 6. Only the two incumbents – Landau and Diana McKnight-Morton – are running for the two open seats this year.
During his tenure he has twice served as WCC board chair. Landau also is the WCC liaison on the Washtenaw Technical Middle College Board of Directors. He was first elected WCC trustee in November 2000 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2012. His father, Henry S. Landau, also served as a WCC trustee.
Landau is the co-founder and managing member of RJ Landau Partners PLLC in Ann Arbor. He is a trial lawyer specializing in business litigation. Prior to founding his firm in 2007, he was an equity partner with the law firm Dykema.
Landau received a bachelor's degree from Brown University, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University, and a law degree from the Boston University School of Law.
He is married to Kristen Landau, an attorney who co-founded RJ Landau Partners. They live in Ann Arbor Township.
Robert Chapman is serving as Landau's campaign treasurer.
Richard Landau: In The News
Washtenaw Community College approves armed campus police force – MLive, Sept. 20, 2017
Washtenaw Community College Extends Contract With President Rose Bellanca – WEMU, June 30, 2016
No Trust: WCC Budget Vote Reflects Deep Divisions – Ann Arbor Observer, June 2015
WCC exploring options for tuition rate freeze or possible increases – MLive, April 5, 2016
WCC board of trustees Chair Richard Landau lets his passion lead – Washtenaw Voice, April 6, 2015
Editorial: Are trustees under a gag order? – Washtenaw Voice, March 23, 2015
Communication among issues in rift between WCC faculty and president – Crain’s Detroit Business, June 1, 2014
Washtenaw Community College faculty vote no confidence in President Rose Bellanca – MLive, May 3, 2014
Washtenaw Community College to consider reduced tuition for some unauthorized immigrants – AnnArbor.com, July 23, 2013