About the Chancellor

Stephen C. Head, Chancellor
Lone Star College System
Houston, Texas

Stephen C. Head, Ph.D. was appointed as the fourth chancellor of the Lone Star College System after a thirty-year history of high-level positions at LSCS including President of Lone Star College-North Harris, Executive Vice Chancellor, acting Chief Executive Officer, interim President at Montgomery College and President of Kingwood College. His focus is on student access, equality, success and completion; academic quality; workforce programs in alignment with community needs; and collaborative agreements with educational, business and local civic organizations. His values include operating the college on a sound, fiscally conservative model based on data, efficiencies, accountability and common sense.

Dr. Head received his Ph.D. in History from Texas Tech University. He earned a Master of Arts degree in History and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas. In addition, he is a lecturer in the higher education doctoral program at Sam Houston University and teaches classes in community college leadership and higher education finance, and he has taught a number of History undergraduate and graduate classes for LSCS and university partners.

Dr. Head has served on the board of five area chambers of commerce and three economic development districts or councils. He has also held significant community positions such as chairman of the board for the Humble Area of Chamber of Commerce, board chair for Kingwood Medical Hospital for five years, and chair for the Economic Outlook Conference for South Montgomery County Chamber (The Woodlands)—one of the largest and most prestigious conferences of its kind. He was a founding member of the North Houston Economic Development Council (Greenspoint area) and on the original board of the East Montgomery County Improvement District and the EMCID Foundation Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Greater Greenspoint Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, Greenspoint Management District, Greenspoint Bayou Coalition, and is chairman of the North Harris Education Alliance.

Dr. Head has been recognized as a Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Outstanding Leadership award winner; and Citizen of the Year by both the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce and the Acres Home Chamber of Commerce.

 

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