This effort required a successful election by the residents of CISD, not an easy task considering heavy anti-tax sentiment. Community leaders Dan Hauser and John Wiesner led an effort in the mid-1980s, which was defeated in a January 1987 election.
Not to be deterred, several years later, Hauser and Wiesner, joined by a multitude of other supporters, including Kevin Brady and Mary Matteson, retooled their efforts, and on May 5, 1991, a successful election was held.
"My involvement in helping LSC-Montgomery become a reality was a challenge worth all the effort," said Wiesner. "It was against tremendous odds, but in the end we prevailed. Now the non-believers have become supporters of our efforts."
Several months prior to the election, NHCC hired a new chancellor upon the retirement of Dr. Joe Airola, who strongly supported the election efforts. The new chancellor, Dr. John Pickelman, along with the Board of Trustees, committed to build a comprehensive college in the heart of Montgomery County - should the election prove successful. Just prior to the election, a site for the campus was identified just south on the San Jacinto River along soon-to-be-constructed Highway 242.
With CISD now part of the newly-renamed North Harris Montgomery Community College District (NHMCCD), the daunting task of creating a new college could begin.