Dr. Derrick Manns recently joined Lone Star College-North Harris as Vice President of Enrollment Management.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Manns join our leadership team at the college. His vast knowledge and proven success at previous institutions, combined with his educational philosophy make him a valuable member of LSC-North Harris,” said Dr. Gerald Napoles, president of LSC-North Harris.
Dr. Manns has more than 15 years of administrative experience as executive vice chancellor, vice president for academics, provost, assistant provost, interim campus president, department chair and faculty member at several community colleges and universities.
Some students have adjustment issues as they transition from high school to community college or back to community college after an absence from formal instruction.
“Our ability as a community college to provide quality out-of-class experiences, an excellent academic foundation and exceptional student services is imperative for their overall growth and development,” said Manns.
Dr. Manns most recently served as the executive vice chancellor at Fletcher Technical Community College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was responsible for the integration of Academic and Student Affairs, Library Services, e-Learning, university partnerships, and coordinated the offices of Dual Enrollment, Institutional Research and professional development. He has experience in implementing enrollment management and leading the efforts to promote student success, strengthening retention efforts and focusing on academic and workforce needs.
Additionally, he has published numerous research articles on topics such as campus community, international education, access to higher education, graduate student wages, finance of higher education, capital funding and teamwork.
Dr. Manns earned his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Toledo and Masters of Education and Bachelor of Science degrees from Bowling Green State University with a major in Recreation Administration.
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. The college, which opened its doors in 1973, serves the residents of Aldine and Spring ISDs. Currently, more than 17,000 students attend class on the 200-acre main campus in addition to its two satellite centers; LSC-Greenspoint Center and LSC-Victory Center.
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.