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Vice President of Instruction

Meet the Vice President of Instruction

Dr. Deana Sheppard, Vice President of InstructionDr. Deana Sheppard's leadership roles at the college began in 2004 as Assistant Dean of Student Learning at the LSC-Fairbanks Center, followed with Dean/Executive Director and Vice President of Centers (LSC-Fairbanks Center and LSC-Cypress Center).

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master of Science degree in Training and Development from the University of Houston, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Sam Houston State University.

With a passion for facilitating student success through teamwork, Dr. Sheppard provides training and development to college and community groups on leadership and student engagement. She not only taught at the high school and community college level for more than a decade, but is also adjunct faculty at Sam Houston State University teaching in the Higher Education Leadership masterís program. In addition, she values a positive culture, invests in those she serves and remains active in various local and national organizations and boards.

Although her career and community involvement are an important part of her life, her purpose comes from her family.

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.

Dr. Kelly GernhartDr. Kelly Gernhart
Dean of Advanced Technology and Social Sciences
Dr. Christina HagertyDr. Christina Hagerty
Dean of Public Service, Health, and Behavioral Sciences
Kimberly Hubbard
Dean of Arts, Humanities, Media and Technology
Jason LaPresJason LaPres
Dean of Transitional Studies, Education and Student Success
Dr. Claire PhillipsDr. Claire Phillips
Dean of Science, Math and Engineering
Bridgette SellersBridgette Sellers
Dean of Centers
Sam ThomasSamuel Thomas
Dean of Business and Communication Studies
Dr. Michel ZuchDr. Michel Zuch
Dean of Academic Affairs

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership to the various areas of instruction
  • Working with Presidentís Cabinet 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.