Lone Star College and Stephen F. Austin State University announced a partnership to offer courses which can lead to a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts degree at LSC-University Center at The Woodlands.
“This project has been three years in the making and is a wonderful opportunity for students who live in the north Houston area,” said Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor. “This is a tremendous benefit to the community and I am very appreciative of the collaboration between our institutions.”
The SFA College of Liberal and Applied Arts will offer two B.A degrees and one M.A. degree through the partnership to individuals looking to complete associates degrees, vocational or technical training programs, military training, and occupational licensure or certification, or to advance in any social work industry.
“I’m excited that attending SFA will now be an option for more non-traditional students,” said Kimberly Morris, SFA assistant director of admissions at the LSC-University Center at The Woodlands. “I’m especially interested in assisting community college students with taking classes that will seamlessly transfer into SFA for their intended major.”
Officials from both colleges, including Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor and Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA president, were on hand at LSC-University Center at The Woodlands to sign the agreement and officially launch this partnership.
"This partnership creates a pathway for people to move from a vocational/technical field into a bachelor's and graduate program," said Dr. Stephen Cooper, associate dean of SFA's College of Liberal and Applied Arts and director of the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs. "It provides them an opportunity to advance their career or change career paths without losing all the work they've already done."
“Lone Star College remains focused on student success and finding new and innovative ways to help them achieve their goals,” said Head. “This program will help more Lone Star College students who want to further their education in these career disciplines.”
LSC has agreements with many other universities in Texas and nationwide to create seamless transition from a LSC associate degree to bachelor’s degrees. For more information go to LoneStar.edu/academic-programs-transfer.htm
Pictured from left to right are Dr. Ron Trowbridge, trustee, LSCS Board of Trustees,
Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor, Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA president, Nelda Luce Blair, SFA Board of Regents
and Alton Frailey, SFA Board of Regents who helped celebrate an agreement which creates a pathway for people
to move from a vocational/technical field into a bachelor’s and graduate program.
Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.