LSC Student Sarah Olufemi

Meet the new Chancellor

"Education is very personal to me"
Mario K. Castillo, J.D. was named the fifth LSC chancellor in Aug. 2023

Focus on Student Success

Mother and daughter at dinner table.

Your Education on Your Time

LSC-Online offers fully-online degrees and individual online classes - flexible options to help you achieve your goals. 

Liam Blakeway

Education is International

“Go big or go home” is the motto Liam Blakeway embodied for his campaign to be the next PTK International President.

lifePATH student

You Spoke...LSC Listened

LSC is focused on helping all students with special programs like GED, ESOL, lifePATH® and more to lead productive lives.

LSC Honors College students at United Nations

Students thrive at The Honors College

The Honors College at LSC offers students the chance to travel, attend off-campus educational events and more.

Academic & Workforce Success

LSC IT Student

Preparing Students for the Workforce

Lone Star College prepares students to enter the workforce utilizing modern technology, processes, protocols and other methods.

Group of LSC students who transferred to UHD.

A Clear Path Forward

Lone Star College offers a clear path to help students transfer to four-year institutions through the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (Houston GPS) program.

Emergency Management Workers

Keeping Texans Safe

The LSC BAS in Emergency Management program trains students in incident management systems and implement response strategies.

Lone Star College

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

Awards of "Great Colleges to Work For 2023", "Fulbright HSI 2023, "Top Degree Producers"

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LSC Machining Students

LSC Foundation Donors Help Students Succeed

LSC Foundation works with businesses in various industries that seek educated and trained employees to fill their open positions and handle the increasing demands for their services.

LSC Foundation Donor Wall

Changing Lives One Student at a Time

Through StarGala and the golf tournament along with the generous support of individuals, corporations, businesses and other organizations, the Foundation grants numerous scholarships to students attending LSC.

Did You Know?

Lone Star College serves an area of more than 2,700 square miles with a total population of 2.7 million residents. If LSC were a state, its service population would rank 37th in the nation between Kansas and New Mexico.

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LSC Chancellor and Board of Trustees

Good Stewards to the Community

Big changes to the funding sources took place last year with the LSC Board of Trustees voting to lower the tax rate and the Texas legislature updating how community colleges are funded.

LSC System Office

Homestead Exemption Rate Updated

Lone Star College heard from many citizens in our community asking to adjust its Homestead Exemption rate resulting in homeowners paying less taxes for the 2023 tax year.

Student Demographics
LSC Data

LSC System Office at University Park

A Culture of Student Support

LSC PD chief with patrol car.

Keeping LSC Safe

The LSC Police Department maintains a safe and secure environment for students, employees and visitors at all LSC campuses and locations.

Renya Tippetts

New Dean Inspires Students

Reyna Gómez Tippetts has always valued education, but her journey was not an easy one. Her journey took her from being a LSC Housekeeper to LSC Dean.

LSC Student with Computer

Fulbright Futures

U.S. Department of State named Lone Star College a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader for its noteworthy engagement with the Fulbright Program.

Aldine PD Chief Paul Cordova

Leading Students to Success

LSC’s commitment to student success is one of the many principles that inspired Aldine ISD Police Chief Paul Cordova to pursue a college education.

One LSC Philosophy

Lone Star College delivers excellent and uniform customer service, providing consistent information, and uniformly helping every student regardless of physical location, modality, college, campus, center, or medium.

LSC University Center at The Woodlands


Sarah Olufemi

Get the Best of Both Worlds with Dual Credit at LSC

LSC offers a competitive Dual Credit program that allows students to earn college-level certificates and associate degrees while still in high school. 

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Women on the Move

Lone Star College is helping female transportation students get trained and get hired in a variety of industries to help keep America strong and on the move.

LSC EV Students

Lone Star College Electrifies Student Careers

Lone Star College is answering the call to provide an educated and trained workforce for the growing electrical and automotive industries.



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Community Update
Spring | 2024

LSC Community Update is produced by
the Lone Star College Marketing & Communications Department

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

Lone Star College Board of Trustees

Michael Stoma, Chair, District 1
Ernestine M. Pierce, Trustee, District 2
Iesheia Wilson, Secretary, District 3
Art Murillo, Vice Chair, Trustee, District 4
David A. Vogt, Trustee, District 5
Myriam Saldívar, District 6
Rebecca Broussard, Trustee, District 7
Mike Sullivan, Secretary, District 8
Jim Cain Ed.D., Assistant Secretary, Trustee, District 9

Lone Star College Chancellor’s Cabinet

Mario K. Castillo, J.D., Chancellor
Seelpa Keshvalla, Ph.D., Executive Vice Chancellor
Bridget N. Johnson, MBA, Executive Vice Chancellor Operations
Kristy Vienne, Ed.D., Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration/CFO
Nancy M. Molina, J.D., Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Dwight L. Smith, III, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor, Academic and Workforce Success
Gerald F. Napoles, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, Student Success

Valerie Jones, Ed.D., President, LSC-CyFair
Quentin Wright, Ed.D., President, LSC-Houston North
Melissa N. Gonzalez, Ph.D., President, LSC-Kingwood
De' Reese Reid-Hart, Ed.D., President, LSC-Montgomery
Bennie Lambert, Ph.D., President, LSC-North Harris
Seelpa Keshvala, Ph.D., CEO, LSC-Online
Lee Ann Nutt, Ed.D., President, LSC-Tomball
Virginia M. Fraire, Ph.D., President, LSC-University Park

LSC Community Update Staff

Elisa Olsen, AVC, Chief Marketing Officer
Bill Van Rysdam, Director, Media Relations and Communications
Mindi Funderburg, Manager, Publications
Roycelyn Bastian, Manager, Media Relations
Jeff Dunn, Video and Multimedia Producer
Michael Sellers, Video and Multimedia Producer
Edu Balingasa, Senior Web Designer
Lyndsey Pase, Director CRM and Digital Engagement
Natalya Brusintseva, Coordinator II