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Gov. Abbott appoints Lone Star College chancellor to Texas Economic Development Corp.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Dr. Stephen C. Head, Lone Star College chancellor, to the Texas Economic Development Corp.

The corporation supports programs and activities of the Governor’s Division of Economic Development and Tourism, including TexasOne, which markets Texas competitively and dynamically to businesses outside the state of Texas.

“It is indeed a great honor to be selected by Governor Abbott to be a part of this very important program,” said Steve Head. “Lone Star College is well-known for its development of workforce education programs in partnership with business and industry not only across the state of Texas, but globally as well. The health and prosperity of our communities depends on having a well-trained workforce to meet the needs of regional employers.”

In addition to naming Head, Gov. Abbott also appointed Mark Griffin, president and general counsel for Rip Griffin Truck Service Center, L.P.; Alejandro Meade, Mission Economic Development Corp., CEO; Mike Rollins, president and CEO of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce; Nancy Windham, president and CEO for the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp.; and Sanjiv Yajnik, president of financial services at Capital One Financial Corp. The governor additionally designated Yajnik as presiding officer.

“I look forward to working with this taskforce to continue the mission of keeping the Texas economy strong and healthy,” said Head.

TexasOne™ has directly enabled strategic economic development outreach at the state level through the marketing campaign "Texas Wide Open for Business®." Through fundraising efforts and member participation, money raised by TexasOne™ are used to fund special events, business recruitment missions, advertising campaigns, outreach programs, and other marketing and communications programs that are directed at a targeted audience of corporate decision makers and site selectors. 

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.