Lone Star College-Tomball announced Dr. Quentin Wright has been named as the new Vice President of Instruction, effective June 8.
Wright currently serves as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mountain View College in the Dallas County Community College District. He began his higher education career as an adjunct instructor of communication at Tarrant County College and eventually became a lead instructor as well as a department coordinator. He served as a full-time faculty member at Mountain View for eight years before being promoted to Executive Dean of Communication and Social Science. He held that position for four years before taking on his current role.
With extensive experience with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), LSC-Tomball president Dr. Lee Ann Nutt felt Wright would be a valuable addition to her administrative team. “Quentin’s energy and vision will embolden LSC-Tomball’s dedication to providing innovative, high-quality education to our students. His commitment to an enhanced relationship with our surrounding community is also aligned with my vision for our future.”
Wright’s additional professional experience includes serving on the THECB Developmental Advisory Committee and the assessment team that selected the single statewide placement exam. He has also served on multiple on-site reaffirmation teams for SACSCOC and co-wrote Mountain View’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) which received an institutional Innovation of the Year Award.
Additionally, Wright was the recipient of the Administrator of the Year award from DCCCD, has public speaking experience, and has conducted professional development training in many areas including communication, computer applications and personality assessments. “Quentin has a proven record of dedication to students,” said Dr. Nutt, “and he has demonstrated a commitment to LSC-Tomball’s four values – Learning, Leadership, Community, and Connection.”
Wright received his Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Communications in 2000 and his Master of Arts degree in Communications in 2002, both from Angelo State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of North Texas in 2009. Wright has a wife and young daughter, and another one on the way.