Chancellor Search

With Chancellor Richard Carpenter’s announcement of his retirement after over 30 years of higher education leadership as a community college president and chancellor, the Lone Star College System Board of Trustees is conducting a search for its fourth chancellor.  The Search Committee selected Gold Hill Associates as the search consultant.

Timeline

  • May 8 – deadline to submit applications
  • May 19-20– semifinalist candidate interviews
  • June 9-10 – interviews and campus forums
Open Forums for Students, Faculty and Staff

LSC-CyFair Theatre

Monday, June 9
Dr. Steve Head
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

LSC-Kingwood Student Conference Center

Tuesday, June 10
Dr. Steve Head
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

LSC-Montgomery Building G, Room 102

Tuesday, June 10
Dr. Steve Head
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

LSC-North Harris Student Conference Center

Tuesday, June 10
Dr. Steve Head
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

LSC-Tomball Teaching Theatre

Monday, June 9
Dr. Steve Head
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

LSC-University Park West Dining

Monday, June 9
Dr. Steve Head
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

LSC-System Office Community Building

Tuesday, June 10
Dr. Steve Head
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


Chancellor Search Process

On June 9 and 10, the finalists will be on each campus for open forums.
In a special meeting, it is anticipated that the Board of Trustees will interview the two finalists and select and announce a sole finalist.
A special Board meeting to consider final action and employment of the next chancellor will be called no earlier than 21 days from the date of public notice and selection of the sole finalist.

Anyone interested can apply for the position of chancellor by submitting an application to Gold Hill Associates at preston@goldhillassociates.com.

General queries about the search may be sent to Chancellor.Search2014@lonestar.edu.


LSCS Chancellor Search Hiring Criteria

The successful candidate shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Personally adheres to and fosters in others high ethical standards in matters both internal and external to the college system;
  2. Substantial experience at a senior level position within a multi-campus/college system, preferably a community college system;
  3. Successful experience working with a Board of Trustees;
  4. Earned doctorate preferred;
  5. Teaching experience in higher education preferred;
  6. Has at least five (5) years of experience managing a college-level budget;
  7. Possesses demonstrable management skills, training, and experience in financial/business systems, resource development, strategic planning, bond issues, construction programs, and employee development;
  8. Believes in a student-centered philosophy with a demonstrated commitment to student success programs and the ability to foster program development and evaluation, outcomes assessment, and meet accreditation requirements;
  9. Seeks and supports innovation, especially with regard to student success;
  10. Able to create, advance, and communicate a clear vision for the system to all stakeholders;
  11. Exhibits strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills, especially among employees, students, trustees, legislators, public regulatory agencies, business leaders, local public schools, and taxpayers;
  12. Committed to transparency and fairness in all aspects of the system, including allocation of resources and treatment of students and employees;
  13. Understands the importance of establishing and maintaining alternate revenue streams and protecting the system’s AAA bond rating;
  14. Ability to hold administrative expenses to a minimum without compromising efficiency or student services;
  15. Brings imagination, creativity, and humor to bear in resolving problems; and
  16. Has a record of participative decision-making, and values unique differences among individuals within the context of building consensus while balancing the interests and needs of the various constituencies.

Application Process

Candidates interested in applying for the job of Chancellor of the Lone Star College System must include the following:

  1. A letter of introduction detailing how your educational background and experience addresses the listed search qualifications (not to exceed 5 pages).  
  2. A current resume including copies of transcripts, email addresses, and cellular telephone numbers.
  3. A list of references with the names, home and business telephone numbers and email addresses of eight references: two supervisors, two direct reports, two peers, and two faculty members..

Deadline

The review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all applications be submitted prior to May 8, 2014.

To apply, please submit these documents in Microsoft Word format to preston@goldhillassociates.com.


LSCS Chancellor Search Committee
David Holsey, DDS Chair of LSCS Chancellor Search Committee
David Holsey, DDS
Trustee Position 1
Chairman, LSCS Board of Trustees
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Priscilla Kelly, Secretary Priscilla Kelly,
Trustee Position 9
Secretary, LSCS Board of Trustees
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Robert J. Adam, JD Robert J. Adam, JD
Trustee Position 4
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Ron Trowbridge Ron Trowbridge, Ph. D.
Trustee, Position 8
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Finalists Announced

The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees announced that it has identified two finalists for consideration to become the next LSCS chancellor.  Candidate Michael Burke informed Goldhill Associates, our Search Consulting firm, that he was withdrawing from the LSCS chancellor search for personal reasons.  The Open Forums with Dr. Steve Head will take place as scheduled.  

Dr. Michael L. Burke, Ph.D.

Photo of Michael BurkeMichael L. Burke, Ph.D. has served as the President, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2010. He has also served as President, San Jose City College, California and President, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and in a variety of positions at Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas which is part of the Dallas County Community College District. Dr. Burke received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin and M.A. and B.A. in English from the University of Houston.

Read Dr. Michael L. Burke's Bio

Dr. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D.

Photo of Stephen HeadStephen C. Head, Ph.D., has served as the President, Lone Star College-North Harris since 2007. At LSCS he has also held the position of Executive Vice Chancellor, Acting Chief Operating Officer, and President of LSC-Kingwood, among other positions. Dr. Head received his Ph.D. in History from Texas Tech University, and M.A. and B.A. in History from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

Read Dr. Stephen C. Head's Bio

Finalist Process

The finalists will interview with the Board of Trustees and hold open forums at each of the six LSCS college campuses on June 9 and 10.

A special meeting of the Board of Trustees will then be held in selecting a sole finalist.

A special Board meeting to consider final action and employment of the next chancellor will be called no earlier than 21 days from the date of public notice and selection of the sole finalist.

Sole Finalist Announced

The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees on voted unanimously to name Dr. Steve Head as the next chancellor of LSCS. 

The announcement was made as part of a special board meeting that took place at the system office June 10. According to the board, Dr. Head was also the first choice of the selection committee.

Texas law requires a 21-day waiting period before a formal vote can be made to approve Dr. Head as chancellor. Board members will take a public vote at a date and time to be announced later in the board room of the Lone Star College Training and Development Center, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX  77381.

Dr. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D.

Photo of Stephen HeadStephen C. Head, Ph.D., has served as the President, Lone Star College-North Harris since 2007. At LSCS he has also held the position of Executive Vice Chancellor, Acting Chief Operating Officer, and President of LSC-Kingwood, among other positions. Dr. Head received his Ph.D. in History from Texas Tech University, and M.A. and B.A. in History from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

Read Dr. Stephen C. Head's Bio

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