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Jacobs named Acting Dean at Lone Star College-North Harris satellite campuses

Lone Star College-North Harris recently announced that Kelly Jacobs was named Acting Dean of Instruction at LSC-Greenspoint and Victory Centers, the college’s two satellite centers.

Most recently, Jacobs was an associate professor of political science and was lead faculty for several academic disciplines. He also served as a compliance officer and faculty liaison for Student Learning Outcomes, assessment and reporting, for the political science department. 

"As Acting Dean of Instruction at the LSC-Greenspoint and LSC-Victory Centers, my goal is to enhance the effectiveness of faculty and staff in order to fulfill the mission of the college,” said Jacobs. “I want to provide the best learning experiences possible to our students so that they can achieve their highest potential and forge their own future on their own terms as educated and empowered individuals."

Jacobs is also actively involved with the students on campus. He was previously the faculty advisor for Brother for Brother, a male student organization at LSC-Victory Center, and currently facilitates student involvement at a community garden in partnership with a local community center. In August, Jacobs was appointed to serve on the newly formed Lone Star College Civic Engagement Committee, established to foster ongoing connections between Lone Star College-North Harris and its service area communities of Aldine and Spring.

Jacobs holds a Master in Liberal Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of St. Thomas. He currently is a doctoral candidate in educational leadership and higher education administration at Sam Houston State University. Prior to joining Lone Star College, he worked as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, Houston Community College and San Jacinto College. Kelly also completed internships for Representative Chris Bell and for Mayor Bill White’s Office of Government Affairs.

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-North Harris’ two satellite centers conveniently serve students in the Greenspoint and Acres Homes communities. Services include college admissions, college placement testing, free tutoring, academic and career advising, financial aid assistance, an extended learning center, library services, full service bookstore, café, and adult basic education and literacy courses. 

LSC-Greenspoint offers a selection of day, evening and weekend credit courses in 28 fields, including university-transfer courses, certificates, computer/office skills and developmental studies. LSC-Victory Center offers numerous courses and college preparatory programs including GED, ESL and Adult Basic Education. The cornerstone of LSC-Victory Center is a 20,000 sq. ft. construction trades training center offering workforce certificates and degrees in selected programs such as HVAC and welding.

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.