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Michael Burns named Dean of Career and Applied Technology Lone Star College-North Harris

Lone Star College-North Harris has recently named Michael Burns as the dean of career and applied technology. In his new position, he will provide leadership for the division in carrying out institutional effectiveness processes such as student learning outcomes assessment and instructional and departmental planning processes.

“I am very excited to start this new venture at LSC-North Harris,” said Burns. “There are such great faculty and staff here, and I am grateful for the opportunity to see first-hand how our state-of-the-art labs and premiere applied technology programs set us apart from other higher education institutions.”

“Our applied technology programs serve high-demand industries and are a vital part of our community,” added Steve Kolar, LSC-North Harris vice president of instruction. “Michael’s leadership and experience will be a great asset as we continue to align our training with the needs of local employers and develop our advanced technology center here at LSC-North Harris.” 

Burns has more than eight years of professional experience in higher education. Four of those years have been working with Lone Star College, including serving as the senior program manager of non-credit business, CIT, hospitality and general occupations, as well serving as the director of the Corporate College.

Prior to working at Lone Star College, Burns served for 12 years in the United States Navy, and as an engineer in the oil and gas industry.

Burns is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration, which he will complete this spring, with plans to attain his Doctorate of Philosophy, in the summer of 2015.

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.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, 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. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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