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Vice President of Instruction

Welcome to the webpage for the Vice President of Instruction (VPI), who serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Lone Star College–North Harris.  Creating a collegiate environment that supports student learning and promotes faculty excellence is the overall responsibility of the VPI.

Meet the Vice President of Instruction

Prior to joining LSC-North Harris, Dr. Laura Yannuzzi served as division chair of humanities and social sciences at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC, focusing on student success research, general education programs and supporting coursework for workforce programs. From 2006-2011, she served as assistant dean of sciences and education at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville, NC, where she also served as the department chair of human services. Dr. Yannuzzi holds an Ed.D. in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University, an M.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.A. in psychology from Marshall University.

Meet the Instructional Leadership Team

To accomplish the mission of the VPi’s office requires a collaborative approach to the art and science of teaching and learning.
Anne Albarelli, Dean of Academic Affairs
Michael Burns, Dean of Applied Technology
Dr. Doris Jackson, Interim Dean of Health & Human Services
Marie Morrison, Dean of Languages and Communication
Dr. Tosha Barclay, Dean of Math & Natural Sciences
Dr. James Good, Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Business and Economics
Eric Sims, Interim Dean of Visual, Applied, Performing Arts and Computers
Kelly Jacobs, Dean of Instruction, LSC-East Aldine, LSC-Greenspoint and LSC-Victory Centers

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • providing leadership to the various areas of instruction 
  • working with President’s Council for strategic planning, policy development, budget management and implementation of college-wide programs and services 
  • planning and producing an annual schedule of classes
  • representing the College and its programs to outside groups including the development of partnerships with other colleges, K-12 programs and other agencies.