Lone Star College-Montgomery names Dr. Michael Chavez vice president of student success.
“I’m excited to be here,” Chavez said. “With my background in higher education and my experience as a community college student, I have the skills needed to pay it forward to make sure LSC-Montgomery students succeed.”
Joining LSC-Montgomery from Coastal Bend College in Beeville, TX., Dr. Chavez served as the vice president of student and administrative services since 2014, and previously at Midland College in Midland, TX., where he served as dean of enrollment management for four years.
He also held numerous leadership positions with St. Philip’s College (Alamo Colleges) in San Antonio, TX., Arizona Western College in Yuma, AZ., Edinboro University in Edinboro, PA., and New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM.
"Dr. Chavez is uniquely qualified to serve in this important role for the college," said Dr. Rebecca Riley, president of LSC-Montgomery. "His focus on student success, his extensive history in higher education and his experience as a former student in the community college environment, combined with his passion, energy and personal values are extremely valuable for our college."
Dr. Chavez attained his educational doctorate from New Mexico State University and also carries a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from College of the Southwest, as well as his associate’s degree from New Mexico Junior College.
Dr. Chavez has been through years of higher educational training and has participated in numerous educational and professional activities pertinent to his new role.
He promises to bring to LSC-Montgomery some very valuable experience in student and administrative services, along with outstanding leadership skills in the academic world and in the community.
“As I sit and read the college’s strategic plan now,” Dr. Chavez said, “I’m charting out how I can utilize my background to make sure that student services and the instructional side of the college collaborate to better benefit the students.”
Dr. Chavez is married and has two college-aged children.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 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. Steve Head 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. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.