Lone Star College-Montgomery Welcomes New Vice President of Instruction
Published on: January 12, 2011
Lone Star College-Montgomery welcomes Dr. Ann Kirch as its new vice president of instruction. Kirch, who begins at the college on February 1, brings to LSC-Montgomery 25 years of knowledge and service in higher education.
Although new to the Lone Star College System, Kirch has served in several community college leadership positions, including her most recent appointment as vice president of instruction at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. Among other achievements at McLennan, Kirch led a reorganization of instructional programs; supported improvements in the college’s nursing, emergency medical technician, and continuing education programs; and built on valuable partnerships with local school districts.
Prior to that position, Kirch served at Grayson County College, located near Sherman, Texas, for close to 20 years. Her roles there included developmental reading and writing faculty member, director of developmental studies, assistant to the dean of academic instruction, and from 2005-2009, dean of academic instruction.
“We’re very fortunate to have Ann join our team of dedicated faculty and staff, as her past accomplishments and future goals reflect what’s in the best interest of our students,” said Dr. Austin A. Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. “Her wealth of achievements and experience will help us continue to take LSC-Montgomery to new heights.”
Kirch earned her doctorate of education degree at Texas A & M University-Commerce, where she specialized in composition and rhetoric with an emphasis on basic writing instruction. She also holds both a master of arts degree and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Texas A & I University (now Texas A & M University-Kingsville).
Kirch and her husband, Larry, have two sons, Michael and Reggie, and five cats. Her hobbies include exercising, gardening, cooking, reading, and traveling. 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 www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which 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.