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Lone Star College
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2023

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Full Time

Lone Star College, TX


As Lone Star College proudly celebrates fifty years of providing affordable quality education, the Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor of Lone Star College (LSC).

College Overview

LSC is a model college globally recognized for achieving exceptional levels of success in student learning, student completion, gainful employment, diversity, equity, and affordability. With over 80,000 credit and non-credit students, LSC positively impacts the educational needs of the north Houston Area through its 8 college campuses: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Houston North, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, LSC-University Park, and LSC-Online. In addition, LSC has eight Workforce Centers of Excellence: LSC-Health Professions Building, LSC Tomball Health Science Building, LSC-Transportation and Global Logistics Technology Center, LSC CHI Institute, LSC-Energy & Manufacturing Institute, LSC-Process Technology Center, LSC Construction & Skilled Trades Technology Center, LSC-Westway Park Technology Center. LSC also has five satellite centers: LSC-Atascocita Center, LSC-Conroe Center, LSC-Creekside Center, LSC Cypress Center, LSC-East Aldine Center, two university center locations and two system offices. LSC's service area covers 2,700 square miles in Harris and Montgomery Counties. Lone Star College is comprised of over 7,000 employees, including almost 1,000 full-time faculty, over 2,500 part-time faculty, over 2,000 full-time staff, and over 1,500 part-time staff. Lone Star College plays a major role in the community, contributing to an educated workforce that supports the region's economic vitality and civic responsibility. LSC's story is one of increasing diversity, with more than 60% of students coming from minorities and historically underrepresented backgrounds. As such, LSC is designated as both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution by the US Department of Education. Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, associates, and four baccalaureate degrees.

The 2022 - 2023 budget is $426,179,903. Lone Star College adds nearly $3 billion annually to the greater Houston economy with higher student incomes and increased business productivity. LSC 2 expands the Texas tax base by about $2.1 billion in future tax revenue and government savings stemming from the students' higher lifetime earnings and increased output of businesses. LSC students generate $312.5 million in social savings to the Texas public related to reduced crime, lower welfare and unemployment, and increased health and well-being across the state. Standard & Poor's Global Ratings assigned its 'AAA' long-term rating to Lone Star College on May 5, 2020.

Chancellor Expectations

Lone Star College seeks a visionary leader and passionate advocate who will work proactively to maintain high standards in order to:

• Support student success, seamless employment, transfer opportunities, and coordination and communication across all LSC campuses.
• Provide fiscally prudent leadership while maintaining LSC's strong financial standing.
• Build upon LSC's strategic partnerships with the region's business and industry leaders to
increase the preparation of students to meet the evolving needs of the local workforce.
• Collaborate with stakeholders to maximize LSC's enrollment, retention, and completion
to better serve the needs of a diverse and changing community.
• Embrace LSC's Strategic Plan and build upon the College's success and achievements.
• Engage with relevant local, state, and federal government officials to advocate for the
welfare of the College.
• Further develop LSC's partnerships throughout the service area with K-12, higher
education partners, government, business and industry, community organizations, and
civic leaders.
• Unify divergent perspectives to achieve a cohesive direction through collaboration and
• Continue to develop LSC's culture of embracing and supporting the diversity of the
internal and external communities that the College serves.
• Advance LSC's strategic direction with a well-rounded understanding of evolving
• Apply forward-thinking leadership with all aspects of technology, including distance
education and on-line delivery.
• Prioritize campus safety and skillfully manage crises.
• Cultivate a culture that retains and attracts dedicated and talented employees.
• Collaborate with the Board of Trustees to achieve LSC's goals and strategic priorities.
• Uses sound decision-making in conflict resolution.

Proven track record in the following key priorities and characteristics:

Student Success

• Collaboratively lead efforts to develop new workforce and academic programs that capitalize on the changing higher education and job market landscapes.
• Experience enhancing student and academic services with a focus on maximizing quality and efficiency to ensure equitable student outcomes.
• Experience balancing the efforts of multiple campuses to provide a consistent and nimble academic and supportive college experience for all students including first generation, first-time-in-college, and underrepresented populations.

• Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrates transparency, collegiality, and builds positive relationships.
• An accessible leader who engages with all employees, students, and the community.
• Confers and collaborates with external local civic and business leaders, with elected
officials, as well as with leaders from throughout the state and nation.
• Connects with and understands stakeholders through excellent listening, oral, and
written communication skills.

Financial and Operational Acumen

• Maintains fiscal strength, prudent resource management, and oversight of significant and complex budgets.
• Identify and secure alternative sources of revenue including fundraising, grant development, and external contracts.
• Knowledge and understanding of community college funding models and budget processes.
• Experience managing a multimillion-dollar bond measure and significant capital projects.
• Successfully improving business processes and operations throughout a large and
complex organization.
• Successfully balancing competitive compensation, flexible schedules, and equitable
working conditions.

How to Apply:
This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than May 17, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply go to and upload your documents.

Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

• A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Chancellor Profile and demonstrates how the candidate's experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the Chancellor of Lone Star College.
• A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.
• A list of eight references: example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports, and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries please contact:

Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., ACCT Search Consultant,, (651) 795-1992 (mobile)
Julie Golder, J.D., ACCT Vice President of Search Services,, (202) 384-5816 (mobile)


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