Board of Trustees District 3

Photo of Alton Smith Alton Smith, Ed.D.
District 3, Assistant Secretary

Retired Educator and Retired Shell Oil Company
Term expires November 2020
Resident of Houston
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Alton Smith was elected to District 3 of the Lone Star College System Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014. Alton and his wife, Marjorie (46 years) have two children, Tisha and Todd.

After completing his undergraduate degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Smith spent more than 30 years in the private sector in human resources with Shell Oil Co. During his tenure with Shell Oil, he completed his MBA degree and a certification to teach Special Education (K-12). Becoming a certified teacher has been his lifelong dream.

Following a successful career with Shell Oil Co., Smith became an educator in 1997. He spent 14 years with Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District and Klein Independent School district as a teacher, department chair, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director Human Resources. During this same 14 year period, he completed his certifications in school counseling and principalship and his Ed.D. degree. 

In October, 2005, Smith became a member of the Aldine Independent School District Board of Trustees.  He has held all of the officer positions on the Aldine board along with chairing several key committees. He has been a strong advocate for public education at the local, state, and national levels.

Smith is a member of the Living Word Fellowship Church, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Southern University  Alumni Association, Greater Inwood Partnership, Precinct Judge 594 and various other organizations and clubs.

Smith wants to be known as a person who is passionate about education and training for all.