Dr. Melissa Gonzalez was recently named dean of the Lone Star College-North Harris Computer Information Technology Division. In her new position, she will oversee the college’s departments of computer information technology, visual communication, and business.
Dr. Gonzalez joins LSC-North Harris from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she most recently served as an associate professor of management in the school of business and director of the management programs, and has been a faculty member since 2003.
“We are very fortunate to bring someone the caliber of Dr. Gonzalez on board at LSC-North Harris,” said Dr. Steve Head, president. “She brings an impressive combination of education and experience, along with a clear dedication to student success.”
Dr. Gonzalez has a bachelor’s degree in finance, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in International Business Management, each from the University of Texas-Pan American. She has previously worked in the student services department at the University of Texas-Pan American, at Roma Independent School District and at South Texas Community College.
“With its continued growth and glowing reputation, Lone Star College-North Harris is a top-notch institution of higher education, and a great place for me to be able to make difference in students’ lives,” added Dr. Gonzalez.
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 six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, six centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.