New dean of career and technology division

HOUSTON (June 5, 2008) - Lone Star College-North Harris Vice President of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Cher Brock, recently announced that Dr. John De Leon would be the new Dean for the college's Career and Technology Division. Dr. De Leon will begin his new position in mid July.

Dr. De Leon comes to Houston from San Marcos, Texas. His background includes ten years of industry experience in sales, fabrication, and quality control. He holds a doctorate in Industrial Education from Texas A & M University and has served as a faculty member at Texas State University and Kansas State University (Salina).

While at Kansas State University, he served as department head and professor of Engineering Technology. His past experience includes directing the freshman year experience program seminars at Texas State University-San Marcos, scheduling classrooms and faculty for more than 4,000 students annually.

More recently, he worked collaboratively with Butler Community College in Kansas to offer a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology on their campus; established a number of articulation agreements with various community colleges; and, revamped the Engineering Technology department's first-year experience course at K-State at Salina. He has experience with online instruction and program development as well as grant acquisition.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Blvd., one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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