LSC-Tomball Announces New Vice Presidents

Published on: June 30, 2011

Lone Star College-Tomball proudly announces its new vice presidents, Ann Johnson of Las Vegas (left) and Dr. Lee Ann Nutt of Denton. Johnson will serve as the new vice president of student success and Dr. Nutt will serve as the vice president of instruction.

Johnson is the former associate vice president of academic affairs at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) in Las Vegas. This educational leader joined LSC-Tomball on June 13. Johnson has over 30 years of higher education experience. She spent 20 of those years at CSN, the fourth largest community college in the United States.

Though it means leaving her hometown, Johnson is eager to work for LSC-Tomball.

“It’s a new opportunity to use the skills I’ve developed over the past 30 years in a dynamic and fast-growing system,” she said. “And, plus, it’s Texas.”

Johnson began her career as a college counselor, and her unwavering commitment to excellence led her to receive numerous administrative promotions at CSN, including department chair of counseling and interim vice president of student affairs. Johnson was also the first non-faculty member at CSN to be elected chair of the faculty senate.

This college leader is also a community leader. In Las Vegas, Johnson served on the Urban League, Latin Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce and Asian Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as the vice president of programming for the Western Region Council on Black American Affairs.

In her position, Johnson will oversee the operations of several student-focused departments, including financial aid, advising and counseling, recruitment, student life, student development and student records.

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in counseling, both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr. Nutt, the former vice president of instruction for North Central Texas College (NCTC) in Corinth, Texas, started a new chapter at LSC-Tomball on June 20. She comes to LSC-Tomball with 12 years of community college leadership experience.

Dr. Nutt came to LSC-Tomball for the opportunity to work in a nationally recognized institution. According to Dr. Nutt, other colleges across the state and nation look to Lone Star College as a leader in higher education. LSC-Tomball’s high-expectations culture and friendly environment also seemed to be a perfect fit for her.

“Being selected to serve as the vice president of instruction for LSC-Tomball is such an honor,” she said. “I am eager to work closely with the faculty and staff across the college as well as the community of Tomball to continue to provide the best education a student could possibly receive.”

Dr. Nutt began her higher education career in 1990, when the Texas Tech University (Texas Tech) graduate took a position as the assistant to the dean of instruction at South Plains College-Lubbock. She soon found her calling and began pursuing advanced degrees at Texas Tech and then teaching college and university-level courses.

In 1999, Dr. Nutt joined NCTC where she served as the dean of continuing education and provost of the NCTC Denton County campuses before assuming the role of chief academic officer, or vice president of instruction, for the entire NCTC system. 

In the 12 years she lived in Denton, she found time to serve on non-profit boards, including United Way of Denton County and the Denton Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Nutt holds three degrees from Texas Tech: a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1989, a master’s degree in higher education administration in 1992 and a doctorate degree in higher education administration in 1996. 

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Note: Digital images available. (Captions: Ann Johnson of Las Vegas is the new vice president of student success at Lone Star College-Tomball. Dr. Lee Ann Nutt of Denton is the new vice president of instruction at Lone Star College-Tomball.)

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.