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Vice President of Instruction

Meet the Vice President of Instruction

Dr. Matthew Dempsey, Vice President of Instruction

As a community college graduate, Dr. Matthew Dempsey is deeply committed to our mission, and he comes to us with the highest of recommendations. He has worked for Dallas College for 22 years where he served as Dean of Academic Affairs of Biological Sciences and interim Dean of Engineering, Technology, & Computer Sciences. In addition to his full time responsibilities, Dr. Dempsey has been teaching biology part-time for the past 18 years. He earned an A.A. degree in English Literature from Saddleback College, a B.A. degree in English Literature from UCLA, an M.S. degree in Biology (Botany) from the University of North Texas, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University. Dr. Dempsey is excited about joining our team and building upon our existing culture of excellence as we work together to help our students achieve their academic goals.

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.

Dr. Kelly GernhartDr. Kelly Gernhart
Dean of Philosophy, Humanities and Arts
Jonathan C. Durm, Ph.D. - Interim DeanJonathan C. Durm, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Public Service, Health and Behavioral Sciences
Matt Turner - Interim DeanMatt Turner
Interim Dean of Business, Communication, Government and History
Kimberly Hubbard
Dean of IT and Visual Communication (at LSC-Westway Park Technology Center)
Jason LaPresJason LaPres
Dean of English, ESOL, Education and 1st Year Experience
Dr. Claire PhillipsDr. Claire Phillips
Dean of Natural and Physical Sciences
Bridgette SellersBridgette Sellers
Dean of Instruction (at LSC-Cypress Center)
Sam ThomasSamuel Thomas
Dean of Math and World Languages
Dr. Michel ZuchDr. Michel Zuch
Dean of Academic Affairs

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership to the various areas of instruction
  • Working with Presidentís Cabinet 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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