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Division of Strategy and Innovation Leadership

Meet the Chief Strategist and the Director of Strategy and Innovation

Photo of Kentrie LeDeeKentrie T. LeDee currently serves as the Interim Chief Strategist and the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Lone Star College-Tomball. She currently provides leadership to the Division of Strategy and Innovation, has provided leadership to the Office of Strategy and Innovation since 2016, and has worked in the field of education for more than 14 years.

Kentrie received her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2009 and her Bachelor of Health Sciences from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2002 after exiting the United States Air Force where she was formally trained in the healthcare field of Aerospace Medicine.

Though the start of her career was in healthcare, Kentrie has always enjoyed the education environment, began teaching in 2003 for the Public Education Bureau of Orange County Fire Rescue Department, and by 2006 began teaching medical assisting in a formal education environment.

The Division of Strategy and Innovation Leadership Team  

  • Kentrie LeDee, Chief Strategist (Interim) and Director, Strategy and Innovation
  • Jennifer Richardson, Director, Communications and Media, College Relations
  • Donielle Miller, Director, Marketing and Events, College Relations
  • Monte Darland, Manager, Multimedia Services
  • Teresa "Terri" Garcia, Manager, Strategic Initiatives (Title III Grant)
  • Wendy Palmgren, Coordinator III

Meet the Director of Communications and Media

Photo of Jennifer RichardsonJennifer Richardson has served LSC-Tomball in the College Relations department since 2004. In early 2017, she became the Director of Communications and Media, leading efforts both in terms of public relations as well as in the digital realm. Jennifer also engages with LSC-Tomball students in a more formal way, adjuncting with the English department.

 

Meet the Director of Marketing and Events

Photo of Donielle MillerDonielle Miller is from Houston, Texas. She received both her bachelorís in Management and Marketing and masterís in Higher Education Administration from Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, Texas. After graduating with her bachelorís degree in 2009, she accepted a position at SHSU and was later promoted in 2012. Donielle accepted a position at the University of Houston in July of 2014.

In 2017, Donielle began a new journey at Lone Star College-Tomball as the Director of Marketing and Events in the College Relations department. She currently oversees branding and marketing initiatives, alumni engagement, the student ambassadors as well as event services. She is proud to be a Timberwolf. One Wolf, One Pack!

Meet the Manager of Multimedia Services

Photo of Monte DarlandMonte Darland oversees and manages the Multimedia Services department. He has been with Lone Star College for 14 years and with LSC-Tomball for over 10 years. His experience includes multimedia, photography and video production.

The Multimedia Services department serves the faculty, staff, students and administration of LSC-Tomball. The department team consists of a full-time employee and work-study students provided by the Financial Aid department who are interested in digital content design and video production.

Meet the Manager of Strategic Initiatives (Title III Grant)

Photo of Teresa "Terri" GarciaTeresa "Terri" Garcia is a higher education professional with an Executive MS in Human Resource Development from the University of Houston. She has over 10+ years of experience in non-profit organizations specializing in budget management, organizational development, and human resources, building strong working relationships in a cross-functional and collaborative capacity resulting in process and institutional improvement. She currently works for Lone Star College-Tomball as the Manager, Strategic Initiatives (Title III Grant), where she believes in "financial responsibility and clear and intentional organizational and professional development." Terri is passionate about creating and supporting initiatives that enhance the experience of every student and employee's journey. She is most excited about cultivating a culture that elevates and strengthens experiences throughout the campus.

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