Lone Star College

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Chancellor's Greeting

Chancellor Dr. Steven Head
Lone Star College has been redefining the community college experience to support student success for 50 years.

A Rich History of
Serving the Community

Fifty years ago, forward-thinking citizens came together with the vision of creating a college for their community. 

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Academic & Workforce

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The Workforce of Tomorrow

Workforce Centers of Excellence help employers to have access to a qualified workforce.

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Education that Fits your Life

Offering online learning since the early 1990s.

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Expanding Educational Opportunities

Lone Star College was the first community college in Texas to offer three bachelor’s degree programs at the same time.

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To Protect & Serve

The Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy is ready to provide the skills and competencies to train students for a career as a law enforcement officer.



Student Success

3 student recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship.

Recognizing Excellence

29 LSC students have been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke scholarship since 2012.

Honors student Alex Nuyda.

With Honors

The Honors College is designed to meet the needs of high-achieving students across a broad range of disciplines.

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LSC TechConnect

The Lone Star College TechConnect program offers digital resources such as HP laptops and Apple iPads for students enrolled at LSC.

Dual credit student Selenah Cartier.

Getting a Head Start With Dual Credit

"I gained a new sense of independence and personal growth."

Did You Know?

Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges  (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. SACSCOC is the body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

To gain or maintain accreditation, an institution must comply with the standards contained in the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement and with the policies and procedures of the Commission. 

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Financial Responsibility

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Being Accountable to Taxpayers

Lone Star College continues to invest in strategic initiatives in support of the college’s commitment to student success while maintaining financial stability and a low tax rate.

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Paying it Forward

Getting people trained for a job was a priority to Henry T. Brooks.

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Helping to Pay for College

Each year LSC is awarded grant money to help students succeed.


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Responding in Kind

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lone Star College was helping the community begin the long road to recovery.

Dr. Claire Phillips and Dr. John J. Theis, LSC Fulbright scholars

Setting a High Standard

The Fulbright Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange program and is sponsored by the U.S. government.

Lone Star College

Proud Recipient of Local, State & National Awards Year After Year!

Awards of "Great Colleges to Work For 2022", "Diversity in Business Awards 2022", "Forbes 2021 Best-In-State Employer"

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Career Choices

By partnering with LSC to deliver training for high-demand careers, Amazon is proud to give eligible employees the tools they need to make a move and pursue their aspirations.

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Teaming up to Keep Houston Healthy

Lone Star College has been training highly skilled health care workers for nearly 50 years helping students find rewarding careers.

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Better Together

Lone Star College has produced a strategic plan which allows it to play a major role in the community, contributing an educated workforce that supports the region’s economic vitality and civic responsibility.


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Student Enrollment

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Student Demographics

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FALL | 2022

LSC Community Update is published annually by the Lone Star College Office of Marketing & Communications

Lone Star College
5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

Lone Star College Board of Trustees

Michael Stoma, Vice Chair, District 1

Ernestine M. Pierce, Trustee, District 2

Iesheia Ayers-Wilson, Secretary, District 3

Art Murillo, Trustee, District 4

David A. Vogt, Trustee, District 5

Myriam Saldívar, Chair, District 6

TBD, Trustee, District 7

Mike Sullivan, Assistant Secretary, District 8

Jim Cain Ed.D., Trustee, District 9

Lone Star College Chancellor’s Cabinet

Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., Chancellor

Mario K. Castillo, J.D., Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Jennifer Mott, Chief Financial Officer

Dwight L. Smith, III, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor, Academic and Workforce Success

Gerald F. Napoles, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, Student Success and CEO, LSC-System Office, University Park

Deseree Probasco, Chief of Staff/Board Liaison

Valerie Jones, Ed.D., President, Lone Star College-CyFair

Quentin Wright, Ed.D., President, Lone Star College-Houston North

Melissa N. Gonzalez, Ph.D., President, Lone Star College-Kingwood

Rebecca L. Riley, Ed.D., President, Lone Star College-Montgomery

Archie L. Blanson, Ph.D., President, Lone Star College-North Harris

Seelpa Keshvala, Ph.D., Executive Vice Chancellor and CEO, Lone Star College-Online

Lee Ann Nutt, Ed.D., President, Lone Star College-Tomball

Shah Ardalan, Ed.D., President, Lone Star College-University Park

LSC Community Update Staff

Elisa Olsen, Chief Marketing Officer

Bill Van Rysdam, Director, Media Relations & Communications

Mindi Funderburg, Manager, Publications

Jeff Dunn, Video and Multimedia Producer

Michael Sellers, Video and Multimedia Producer

Edu Balingasa, Web Designer

Lyndsey Pase, Manager, Digital Communications