External Affairs works to build strong relationships with elected officials, community leaders and business organizations to promote the Lone Star College mission.
External Affairs includes:
Community Leadership and Engagement
Provides leadership programs for community and student leaders.
Small Business Development Center
Provides business counseling for business owners or prospective owners of companies with less than 500 employees. Counselors are located at each campus to assist clients.
North Houston Regional Center for Economic Development
The North Houston Regional Center for Economic Development (NHRCED) is proud to serve the more than 1,400 square miles of towns, districts, and unincorporated communities that comprise the region. NHRCED works in collaboration with regional EDOs, chambers of commerce, business and industry, and government agencies and officials to ensure that our region continues to provide value and profitability to businesses seeking to relocate or to expand to our region.
Elizabeth Balderrama Groh
Executive Director, Community Leadership and Engagement