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 College - Montgomery.  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

Dr. De ‘Reese Reid-Hart was appointed as Vice President of Instruction in July 2021, since having served as interim Vice President the past year.  Dr. Reid-Hart has an administrator and leadership background that spans over 30 yrs. of higher education.

Before arriving at Lone Star College-Montgomery, Dr. Reid-Hart served as Dean of Instruction and Continuing Education, Dean of Student Services and Athletic Director and Assistant and Associate Dean; all at Kennedy-King College in Illinois.  She has excelled in roles as faculty member, advisor, youth development coordinator, mental health coordinator, counselor, and therapist in both Chicago Illinois and Denton, Texas.

Dr. Reid-Hart received a BA degree in English/ Pre-Law and MA degree in Education Psychology, both from Eastern Illinois University. She holds a Doctoral degree of Education Leadership from National Louis University in Chicago.

Dr. Reid-Hart has received many awards and recognition for her leadership.  In addition, she has served on several Boards and Advisory committees throughout the campus and community.  She has inspired many presentations and written several publications.  As VP of Instruction, Dr. Reid-Hart is committed to providing comprehensive opportunities of education to all students.

Meet the Instructional Leadership Team

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Dean, Academic Excellence (ACE Division)
(Library, Online Learning, Emerging Technology, Extended Learning Center, Faculty Resources, Center for Civic Engagement, Undergraduate Research Institute)

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Dr. Juan Lebron
BASS Division
(Accounting, Business, Computer Information Technology, Economics, Geography, Government, Health Information Technology, History, Management, Professional Office Technology, Land Surveying, Visual Communications)

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Dr. Brandy Harvey
BELS Division
(Anthropology, Communication, Criminal Justice, Developmental English, English, English as a Second Language, Fire Science (Workforce), Fire Technology, French, Human Services (Workforce), Italian, Japanese, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish, Speech)

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Mary Mendoza
Dean, Conroe Center
(Art, Automotive, Biology, Business, Computer Science, Theatre, Economics, Education, Developmental English, English, English as a Second Language, Geology)

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Kirk Bennett
NaSH Division
(Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computed Tomography, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering, Geology, Kinesiology (Physical Education), Nursing, Physics, Physical Therapist, Assistant, Radiologic Technology)

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David Benzel
TEAM Division
(Art, Audio/Visual Technology, Live Entertainment Technology, Child Development & Family Studies, Dance, Drama, Education)

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