Greenspoint District staff are excited about big changes and developments taking place for Lone Star College System.
Dr. Steve Head was recently named the new chancellor of the Lone Star College System (LSCS), a position he officially took over on Aug. 1. Previous to taking on this position, he served as the president of Lone Star College-North Harris, a position he took over in 2007. He has also held several other positions within LSCS including: executive vice chancellor, acting chief operation officer and president of LSC-Kingwood.
Head is a long-time volunteer with the Greenspoint District. He has served on the Board of Directors since October 2010.
New leadership is not the only big development happening for LSCS.
The 70,000-square-foot Lone Star College Energy and Manufacturing Institute (EMI) located at the Lone Star-University Park campus is now accepting students. The center features 28 classrooms and labs, as well as industrial training spaces, including one shared with FMC Technologies Inc.
Head hopes this new facility will help launch many of the nearly 300,000 careers in the oil and gas and manufacturing industries that are expected to come online in the next three years.
Head explained to the Houston Business Journal that most of the students who attend EMI will receive academic training at Lone Star’s North Harris and Cy Fair campuses before completing “higher-level” training at the new facility.
The Greenspoint District benefits from its proximity to LSC-University Park where EMI is located. The center is only 20 miles from Greenspoint and offers junior, senior and graduate level classes through partnerships with several universities. Students enrolled with one of LSCS’ partner universities, including Sam Houston State University, University of Houston-Downtown Northwest and University of Houston-Northwest, are able to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree without stepping on the university’s campus.
Lone Star College-Greenspoint Center is a full-service satellite center of Lone Star College-North Harris. Students can obtain an Associate of Arts or Science degree or prepare to transfer to a university. The Greenspoint Center offers a selection of day, evening and weekend credit courses in 28 fields, including courses that will transfer to a university, certificates, computer and office skills and developmental studies. Other services offered at the Center include college admissions, college placement testing, free tutoring, academic and career advising, financial aid assistance, an extended learning center, library services, full service bookstore, café, adult basic education and literacy courses.
LSCS also works with companies to implement specialized curriculum to meet specific needs. Greenspoint District staff can make introductions to LSCS staff who can work with companies to design these classes.
Greenspoint District staff greatly value the partnerships that have established with LSCS. We look forward to continuing to foster those relationships and coordinate with the staff at LSCS to assist Greenspoint-area companies looking to take advantage of the many programs and initiatives LSCS has to offer.
LSCS was founded in 1973, and the organization remains dedicated to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes and more than 90,000 in total enrollment, LSCS is the largest institution of higher learning in the Houston area and is recognized as one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the United States.