Welcome to the webpage for the Vice President of Instruction (VPI), who serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Lone Star CollegeĖNorth 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 VPiís 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. Micheal Glisson, Dean of Health & Human Services Dr. Marie Morrison, Dean of Languages and Communication Ellen Turnell, Interim Dean of Math & Natural Sciences Dr. James Good, Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Business and Economics Eric Sims, 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 Presidentís 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.