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Dr. Lawrence D. Brandyburg Joins LSC-Montgomery as New Academic Dean

Dr. Lawrence D. BrandyburgLone Star College-Montgomery is pleased to welcome Dr. Lawrence D. Brandyburg as the new academic dean over the theatre, education, arts, humanities, math, and music division. Brandyburg brings to LSC-Montgomery a wealth of significant achievements and an outstanding career in education and service.
He has served in several key positions within the Lone Star College System, including his most recent appointment as interim executive director at LSC-University Center. Prior, Brandyburg served as professor of sociology at LSC-Tomball, where he taught courses on marriage and family, social psychology, and minority studies for more than 10 years. He also performed the duty of department chair for the behavioral sciences department and worked as a special assistant to the vice president of instruction and student development.
Having had an outstanding career as a professor, Brandyburg understands the needs and concerns of faculty, as well as students. He is also an avid supporter of the arts and a strong advocate of math for all students.
Beginning his education at Blinn College, Brandyburg is a testament to the benefits of attending a community college. While earning an associate of arts degree, Brandyburg participated in sports, even earning a conference championship and placing 8th in the nation at the Junior College National Track Meet in 1982.
Brandyburg earned his doctorate of philosophy in education administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree in history (1984) and a master of arts degree in sociology (1995) from Prairie View A&M University.
Prior to becoming a sociology professor, Brandyburg served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer in the 101st airborne division. During his military career, Brandyburg had the opportunity to provide leadership for the country during Operation Desert Storm. For his work, he earned a Bronze Star and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.
For more than six years, Brandyburg increased his managerial and entrepreneurial skills while managing a retail store in a private industry that grossed over $6 million a year with more than 100 employees.
Brandyburg currently serves on the board of trustees for Waller County Appraisal District and the board of trustees for Royal Independent School District.
He replaces Deborah Ellington, who is returning to the classroom after seven years as an academic dean.  
He and his wife of 24 years, Jerrolyn, have three children: Lawrence, 21, Mariah, 16, and Hannah, 9.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 51,000 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.