David Smith, who has served Lone Star College-North Harris in various capacities since 2005, was recently named the dean of the Career Technology Division for the college. Smith was previously interim dean for the division, and has also served as interim dean of the Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.
“For the past five years Dave’s talents and leadership abilities have been a great asset for LSC-North Harris. He has spent most of the last year serving as an interim dean for different divisions within the college, so there is no question that he will excel in his new, permanent position,” said Gary Clark, vice president for instruction at LSC-North Harris.
Smith has also served LSC-North Harris as an adjunct professor, manager of the teacher certification program, and chair of the business, paralegal and education department.
Prior to joining LSC-North Harris, Smith spent more than 20 years in the Sheldon Independent School District, first as a teacher and coach, and working his way up to a six-year stint as principal of Sheldon Intermediate School. Smith also served as coordinator of facilities and maintenance for the district for a year.
“Working at LSC-North Harris has been a wonderful experience. It is absolutely the best place I’ve worked, and I only wish I had discovered it sooner,” said Smith. “I am looking forward to helping continue the college’s track record as one of the top community colleges in the state and the country.”
In his spare time, Smith enjoys hiking and taking desert photography in the Southwestern United States.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.