Strategic Engagement & Communications

photo of Ben MelsonBen Melson serves as Vice Chancellor, Strategic Engagement and Communications. Melson oversees the Office of Culture and Engagement, Office of Marketing and Communications, LSC Foundation, Strategic Partnerships and Conference and Training Center.  

Melson is responsible for strategic communications and advocacy policies to support Lone Star College's mission and goals. Melson's focus is to work alongside the Lone Star College leadership team to continue the mission of providing the necessary resources to help students be successful. 

Melson earned a degree in political science in 2011 from Texas A&M University. Prior to his role as director of Advocacy with Moak Casey, LLC, Melson was Greater Houston Partnership vice president of Strategy. Melson also served on executive loan as Chief of Staff to Marvin Odum, city of Houston COVID-19 Relief and Recovery czar and as chief of staff to Texas State Representative Keven Roberts.

Conference and Training Center

The LSC System Office, The Woodlands provides flexible meeting spaces the Training and Development Center and Lone Star Community Building.

Lone Star College Foundation

LSC Foundation's mission is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management.

Office of Culture and Engagement

The Lone Star College Office of Culture and Engagement creates a systemwide approach that provides all students, employees, and community with a sense of belonging and access to opportunities.

Office of Marketing and Communications

The Office of Marketing and Communications leads the planning, creation and implementation of Lone Star College marketing, external communications and brand management goals, policies and initiatives.

External Relations and Strategic Partnerships

The LSC Strategic Partnerships develops strong collaborations with local ISDs, governmental agencies, higher education institutions, industry and business organizations to promote student success.


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