MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Former Lake Land College President Robert Luther died Wednesday evening at age 77.
Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers reported that Luther died at his home in Mattoon while in hospice care.
Luther served as president of Lake Land from July 1, 1988 to June 30, 2006. The Luther Student Center on the college's campus is named after him.
Luther was elected to the Lake Land College Board of Trustees in 2011 for a six-year term and was re-elected to the board on April 4, 2017 for another six-year term.
The board announced during Monday's meeting that Luther resigned as a trustee that day for personal health issues.