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Lone Star College names new president at LSC-Montgomery

Lone Star College announced Dr. Rebecca Riley has been named as the new president of LSC-Montgomery, effective May 1. Riley has served as the interim president since January 2015.

Prior to joining LSC-Montgomery, Riley served as vice president of instruction at LSC-Kingwood, a position she held since August 2009. Riley began her career at LSC-Kingwood in 1993 as an adjunct instructor of art and went on to hold numerous other positions including professor of art, associate dean and dean of arts and humanities, and interim vice president of student success.

“We were lucky to have so many qualified candidates interested in the presidency,” said Stephen Head, LSC chancellor. “Dr. Riley stood out with her unique combination of creativity and analytical ability.  She is an excellent communicator who values and practices transparency, inclusion and collaboration.”

“Lone Star College-Montgomery has such a rich tradition of not only helping students succeed, but of also being an integral part of the community,” said Riley. “I am excited to have been chosen to continue that tradition and look forward to working with the talented faculty and staff.”

“What really stood out to us is how much Dr. Riley understands Lone Star College and her commitment to our fundamental goals, values and vision,” said Head.

Riley holds an Ed.D. in higher education leadership from Sam Houston State University, an M.F.A. in printmaking and art history and a B.F.A. in painting and art history from Texas Tech University.

All finalist candidates participated in meetings and open forums with the chancellor’s cabinet, community leaders, faculty, staff and students. 

Riley currently serves on the board of directors of the Humble Area Assistance Ministries. She has served on numerous other boards in the past including the Community Chamber of Commerce and Culture Shapers.

Dr. Rebecca Riley has been named as the new president of Lone Star College-Montgomery.

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.