Lone Star College-North Harris has recently named Dr. Laura Yannuzzi as vice president of instruction. In her new position, Dr. Yannuzzi will oversee academic instruction at LSC-North Harris by providing professional assistance for the faculty and staff. In this role, she is also responsible for student learning and quality of instruction, while promoting LSC-North Harris’ mission, vision and strategic plan.
“LSC-North Harris is a very special place. I can remember turning off of the crowded, more industrialized streets onto W.W. Thorne Dr. and noticing the beautiful, tree-lined road. It felt like an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life, and that’s exactly what LSC-North Harris is, a beautiful campus for students to step outside their busy lives, just for a moment, to discover the possibilities that lay in their future.”
“Dr. Yannuzzi is a visionary campus leader who brings an outstanding set of qualifications and knowledge of community colleges,” said Dr. Gerald Napoles, LSC-North Harris president. “Dr. Yannuzzi’s commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities will greatly benefit our faculty and students.”
Dr. Yannuzzi recently relocated to this area from Jamestown, North Carolina for this position. Prior to joining LSC-North Harris, Dr. Yannuzzi served as division chair of humanities and social sciences at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC, focusing on student success research, general education programs and supporting coursework for workforce programs.
She also served as a senior assessment coordinator at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC, where she concentrated on planning, design, implementation and integration of comprehensive assessment systems for the college.
From 2006-2011, she served as assistant dean of sciences and education at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville, NC, where she also served as the department chair of human services.
Throughout her career, Dr. Yannuzzi has taught as both an adjunct and full-time faculty member. She has also worked as a facilitator for the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program, and has frequently presented at state and national conferences.
Dr. Yannuzzi holds an Ed.D. in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University, an M.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.A. in psychology from Marshall University.
“LSC-North Harris boasts a tremendous legacy of caring for students and serving its community. The innovative and dynamic spirit of the faculty and staff have created a college ripe with opportunities for students to expand their horizons. I am proud to serve at an institution that continuously takes on initiatives, seeks ways to improve and manages to keep a focus on nurturing a culture of respect and concern for one another,” added Yannuzzi.
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 offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.