Lone Star College-North Harris recently named Steve Kolar as its new vice president of instruction. Kolar has been with the college since 1997, however, he is currently the interim vice president of instruction and student services at LSC-University Park. Beginning in January, he will re-join LSC-North Harris, serving as the college’s chief academic officer and providing leadership for student learning and academic affairs.
“Steve brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position, including a lengthy career at LSC-North Harris. His knowledge of both workforce and academic programs will help us continue our commitment to student success, academic quality and partnerships with the community, said Dr. Steve Head, president of LSC-North Harris.
From 2008 through 2011, Kolar served as the college’s dean of health and human services. Prior to that, he was the chair and director of the Emergency Medical Services Professions (EMSP) Program.
“With more than 18,000 students each semester, LSC-North Harris is impacting a lot of lives,” said Kolar. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with faculty at the college to ensure we are preparing our students for the future and meeting the needs of our community.”
Kolar began his career as an emergency medical technician with training and certification from Victoria College. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston-Victoria, and later returned to complete the MBA program. In 2005, while leading the LSC-North Harris EMSP program, he earned an associate of applied science in nursing from the college.
Kolar is an active member of the Houston community, serving on the safety committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, as well as assisting with clinical staff education and evaluation at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.
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 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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.