Lone Star College System announces finalists in chancellor search

The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees announced that it has identified two finalists for consideration to become the next LSCS chancellor.

Michael L. Burke, Ph.D. has served as the President, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2010.  He has also served as President, San Jose City College, California and President, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and in a variety of positions at Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas which is part of the Dallas County Community College District.  Dr. Burke received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin and M.A. and B.A. in English from the University of Houston.

Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., has served as the President, Lone Star College-North Harris since 2007.  At LSCS he has also held the position of Executive Vice Chancellor, Acting Chief Operating Officer, and President of LSC-Kingwood, among other positions. Dr. Head received his Ph.D. in History from Texas Tech University, and M.A. and B.A. in History from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

The finalists will interview with the Board of Trustees and hold open forums at each of the six LSCS college campuses on June 9 and 10. Specific times and locations will be announced.

All comments at the June 9 and 10 open forums will be put in writing for the Board of Trustee’s consideration. Following the open forums, the Board of Trustees will select the lone finalist and will announce the selection. The final decision must be public for 21 days before it is official.

Additional information can be found on the Chancellor Search page on the LSCS website at http://www.lonestar.edu/chancellor-search.htm.

Dr. Richard Carpenter, current chancellor, announced in February that he is retiring as chancellor this summer.

Search consultant Gold Hill Associates, who has assisted LSCS in the search, conducted open forums at each of the six Lone Star Colleges to solicit recommendations and comments from faculty, staff and students, which was then recorded and presented in writing to the search committee.

The search committee, comprised of Chairman Dave Holsey, trustees Robert Adam, Priscilla Kelly and Ron Trowbridge, interviewed six semi-finalist candidates and has selected these two finalists based on those interviews.


 
Dr.Michael Burke Dr. Stephen Head

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  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, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.
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