Academic Success

photo of Dwight SmithAcademic Success promotes student learning in academic and workforce courses and programs.  Academic Success includes Academic Affairs, Employer and External Relations, LSC Online, Honors College and International Education, and Accreditation and Compliance that support Lone Star College’s campuses and centers.



Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs administers a broad range of operations related to the support of the instructional units at each college.  Led by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, staff members oversee operations, programs, and initiatives in support of the completion and success of our future and current students through academic planning, assessment, curriculum development, compliance, academic policy development, and college preparation.

Division of External & Employee Relations

Our mission is to impact the economic vitality and continued success of corporations and small businesses in the greater Houston area by developing a highly skilled talent pool for employers.

Lone Star College-Online

LSC-Online is committed to providing distance educational services that support the mission and core principles of Lone Star College.  Services offered are designed to support quality instruction and reliable services that give students options wherever they may be.  Students can gain a number of degrees completely online without ever stepping foot on campus, through a mix of distance and traditional instruction, or as a supplement to a traditional course.

Honors and International Education

Providing a unique integrated model of college honors and international education. The goal of the division is to support LSC Mission to be “nationally recognized, globally connected, and locally focused” and to enable students to thrive in a diverse, global society.

With a focus on undergraduate research, The Honors College at LSC offers a wide range of opportunities for honors students—from incoming freshman wanting to graduate with an Honors AA or Honors AS degree, to high-achievers seeking to graduate with Honors distinction, to students interested in earning individual honors course credit.

The International Education department is responsible for international student services, internationalized curriculum, and study abroad.  In addition, we offer faculty exchanges and collaborative partnerships with international governments or universities abroad.

Accreditation and Compliance

Accreditation and Compliance coordinates accreditation activities in response to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and supports specialized accreditation of programs.  Responses to federal, state, and local agencies concerning compliance with legislation and policies are also provided.

Curriculum Management

Provides support to and works in collaboration with the LSC colleges to continually strengthen academic and workforce programs. Supports curriculum teams in all stages of curriculum development. Coordinates the annual review and editing of the college catalog.

Developmental Education

Provides the coordination of policies and practices designed to fulfill the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (Texas Education Code §51.3062).   This includes the assessment, advisement and placement of students into appropriate courses and services designed to prepare students for college-level coursework.

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