Professor Re-appointed to Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Stephanie Johnston of Magnolia was re-appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve a six-year term on the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE). The board ensures the publicís health, safety and welfare by licensing and regulating individuals who provide occupational therapy services. Johnston is currently the presiding officer of TBOTE.

Johnston is a professor and the fieldwork coordinator for the Lone Star College-Tomball Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She is also the sponsor of the LSC-Tomball Student Occupational Therapy Association. In addition to TBOTE, Johnston is a member of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

In her 12 years at LSC-Tomball, Johnston has helped hundreds of students become occupational therapy assistants. She holds a bachelorís and masterís degree in occupational therapy from Texas Womanís University in Denton.

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With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for Spring 2011 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: 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.