Vice President of Instruction

Welcome to the webpage for the Vice President of Instruction (VPI), who serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Lone Star CollegeĖNorth Harris. Creating a collegiate environment that supports student learning and promotes faculty excellence is the overall responsibility of the VPI.

Meet the Vice President of Instruction

Prior to taking over as the Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Michael Burns has served as Dean of Career and Applied Technologies at LSC-North Harris since 2015 and is the senior instructional dean. He has been with the Lone Star College system since 2010. Burns earned his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2020 and holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.


Meet the Instructional Leadership Team

To accomplish the mission of the VPIís office requires a collaborative approach to the art and science of teaching and learning.

Anne Albarelli, Dean of Academic Affairs
Thomas Robertson, Interim Dean of Career & Applied Technology
Dr. Micheal Glisson, Dean of Health & Human Services
Dr. Marie Morrison, Dean of Languages, Humanities, and First-Year Experience
Ellen Turnell, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Devethia Guillory, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Eric Sims, Dean of Fine Arts, Business, Communication, Computers and Design
Dr. Luis Lucio, Dean, LSC- East Aldine Center

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • providing leadership to the various areas of instruction 
  • working with Presidentís Council for strategic planning, policy development, budget management and implementation of college-wide programs and services 
  • planning and producing an annual schedule of classes
  • representing the College and its programs to outside groups including the development of partnerships with other colleges, K-12 programs and other agencies.


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