Office of the Chancellor
The chancellor, Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lone Star College System and is charged with carrying out the policies and procedures of the Board of Trustees.
In addition to this comprehensive management role, the Chancellor serves as one of the state’s senior advocates for higher education and interacts extensively with elected officials, the business, educational, philanthropic, and professional communities, and the general public.
Lone Star College System provides comprehensive educational opportunities and programs to enrich lives.
Lone Star College will be a model college globally recognized for achieving exceptional levels of success in student learning, student completion, gainful employment, equity and affordability.
About the Chancellor
Stephen C. Head, Ph.D. was appointed as the fourth chancellor of the Lone Star College in 2014 after a thirty-year history of high-level positions at LSC 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. He also emphasizes transparency, ethical behavior and a culture of high expectations and achievement.
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 previously taught history undergraduate and graduate classes for LSCS and university partners, and graduate classes in community college leadership and higher education finance.
Dr. Head has served on the board of five area chambers of commerce and three economic development districts or councils. He currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Texas Association of Community Colleges and formerly served on the Executive Committee for the American Association of Community Colleges.
He is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences on community college issues. In 2016, he was appointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the Texas Economic Development Corporation and a special Governor’s Committee for Safety and Security.
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Stephen C. Head, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff,
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
Interim Vice Chancelor,
Program Coordinator, Office Operations