LSC-Tomball Student Experience Staff

Meet our incredible staff!

Shannon Marino - Director, Student Experience 

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Shannon Marino has had a long and dedicated career in higher education and student affairs, with a focus on creating an exceptional student experience. As of 2023, she serves as the Director of the Student Experience at Lone Star College-Tomball. Prior to her current position she served as the Director of Student Engagement, a position she held since 2005.

In her role, Shannon oversees various aspects of student life and engagement at the college. Her responsibilities include the direction of New Student Programs, which includes welcoming and orienting new students to the college. She is also responsible for Student Engagement, which involves organizing and promoting various campus activities and events to enrich students' lives beyond the classroom. Additionally, Shannon serves as the co-chair of the Strategic Enrollment Management team and is involved in leadership development programs for students, family engagement efforts, and the planning and execution of the college's annual commencement ceremony.

Shannon brings a wealth of experience to her role, with over 25 years of experience in higher education and student affairs. Her educational background includes a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Sam Houston State University, which she obtained in 2015, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Central Missouri, earned in 1994.

Before joining Lone Star College, Shannon held several positions at different institutions, including serving as an Admissions Counselor at Stephens College, coordinating conferences and special events within the Student Affairs Division at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), and working as the Program Manager for the Student Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech).

Shannon's passion lies in creating an extraordinary student experience, starting from new student orientation, and continuing throughout their time at LSC-Tomball. Her commitment to student success is evident through her leadership in various areas that directly impact students' lives on campus.

Lisa Gutierrez - Program Coordinator, Student Engagement 

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Lisa Gutierrez, an esteemed figure in the academic circles of LSC-Tomball, is recognized for her unwavering dedication to fostering a vibrant and inclusive campus community. As the Program Coordinator for Student Engagement, Lisa serves as a beacon of inspiration and guidance for the aspiring young minds of the institution.

Having walked the halls of LSC-Tomball as a student herself, Lisa's intimate understanding of the campus dynamics and student needs is unparalleled. Her journey commenced in 2013, when she graduated from LSC-Tomball, laying the foundation for her remarkable career trajectory. Fueled by her unyielding passion for educational excellence, Lisa furthered her academic pursuits at the University of Houston, where she earned a Bachelorís degree in Technology Leadership and Innovation Management, solidifying her position as a trailblazer in her field.

Lisa's profound love for the institution and its student community is evident in her spirited involvement in various campus activities and organizations. Her role as a co-advisor to the student activities board amplifies her impact, as she continuously champions the voices and aspirations of the student body, nurturing a culture of active participation and holistic growth.

Notably, Lisa's contributions have not gone unnoticed. Her exceptional commitment and outstanding achievements have earned her accolades as an award-winning member of the LSC-Tomball Timberwolves staff, underscoring her exemplary dedication and leadership within the institution.

Guiding the Student Engagement area with finesse, Lisa orchestrates a symphony of student organizations, campus activities, and sports, creating an enriching and nurturing environment for students to flourish and thrive. Her vision of "One Wolf! One Pack!" encapsulates her belief in the power of unity and collaboration, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie among the students.

With her infectious enthusiasm and unwavering commitment, Lisa Gutierrez continues to be a driving force behind LSC-Tomball's vibrant student community, inspiring generations of young learners to reach for the stars and embrace the spirit of togetherness in their educational journey.

Kyra Joseph - Program Coordinator, New Student Programs

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Hey there Timberwolves! My name is Kyra Joseph and I have been involved in Lone Star College since 2008 with non-credit courses, dual credit classes in high school, an internship in 2018, and eventually landing my first full time position with Lone Star College Tomball in 2019.

I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2018 with a Bachelor Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Early Childhood Education.

I am driven by my desire to help people in any way that I can, whether it is in my personal life or my professional life. Helping students make a smooth transition into college is so important, which is why I will do whatever I can to ease that transition. When I am not at work, you can find me at home with my husband and our three cats. I enjoy reading, singing, weightlifting, but most importantly- spending quality time with those I love.

Trevor the Timberwolf - Mascot

My name is Trevor and I have been part of Lone Star College-Tomball since the spring of 2007.  As you may have noticed, I am a Timberwolf.  My journey began in the mind of Shannon Marino, the Student Experience Director for LSC-Tomball.  She realized that in order to inspire school spirit among the students there had to be a uniting factor.  Thus I came to be part of this great college!  I enjoy long walks on the beach volleyball court, meeting all of the awesome students at LSC-Tomball, and attending LSC-Tomball sports games, events, and community events.

Want to know about campus events and what Student Experience has planned through out the year? Follow us on our social media pages for all the latest updates! 

Maddie Hoskins - Administrative Specialist

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Hey Timberwolves! My name is Maddie Hoskins, and I am a part time employee in the Office of Student Experience. Some of my favorite things include hiking, hanging out with friends, frogs, and creating art. I recently graduated from LSC-Tomball this past Spring 2023 with my Associates of Arts. I am so excited to be a part of this team and work alongside fellow students and staff members!

Ange Rosas - Administrative Specialist

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Whatís up Timberwolves! My name is Ange Rosas and I am one of the Administrative Specialists for the Office of Student Experience. I am a student here at LSC-Tomball, and I am working towards my Associates of Arts. I am excited to work with my fellow Timberwolves. One Wolf, One Pack!

Yaemi Espinoza - Events Specialist

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Hello, my name is Yaemi Espinoza. I am currently enrolled here at LSC- Tomball as a second year student. Some of my favorite things to do are listening to music, painting, and doing outdoor activities. I look forward to pursuing a career as an Immigration Lawyer. I am excited to be part of this team and work alongside fellow students and staff members. 

Lavar Leonard - Events Specialist

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Whatís up Timberwolves! Iím Lavar Leonard, 1st year student at LSC-Tomball, pursuing my degree in business management to achieve success. I enjoy connecting with new people, watching sports and learning new things. Iím truly honored to be part of this team and among my fellow Timberwolves.


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