After an exhaustive search process, LSC-Tomball is proud to announce that Latoya Hardman will be the new LSC-Tomball Vice President of Instruction starting January 1, 2024. For both Hardman and LSC-Tomball this appointment feels like the perfect homecoming.
Hardman, who was born and raised in Houston, has over 10-years teaching experience at the high school and college level and over 10-years of progressively responsible community college leadership experience. She is the co-author of Complete the Agenda in Higher Education: Challenge Beliefs About Student Success, written with LSC-Tomball President Dr. Lee Ann Nutt.
Her tenure with LSC started as an LSC-Tomball EDUC instructor, teaching new college students learning frameworks and the psychology of learning. Hardman advanced through the ranks. Under her leadership as the LSC-Tomball Academic Initiatives and Partnerships Director, the college’s precollegiate programs, which encompassed the dual credit and early college high school educational tracks, grew rapidly.
Hardman is the creator of the widely popular Instructional Technology Certification Program (ITCP) in which participating faculty learn to infuse their classes with engaging technology teachings and activities.
For the past two years, Hardman has continued to thrive in her service to the community of LSC-Houston North as Dean of Instruction, where she spearheaded the challenge of establishing a new college location.
Before her career at LSC, Hardman taught English at Klein Forest High School in Houston for four years and at Bread and Roses Integrated Arts High School in New York City for three years. Both high schools are in urban areas and serve high populations of economically disadvantaged and historically resilient populations.
Hardman’s leadership philosophy can be summed up in the word integrity. She believes in access — affording all individuals meaningful opportunities, and that access is pivotal to success. Hardman is committed to forming collaborative relationships built on responsibility and accountability with open and transparent communication.
In Hardman’s Leadership Philosophy she writes “My approach to leadership is a blend of fostering access, championing collaboration, promoting transparent communication, driving innovation, and nurturing continuous learning. I aspire to create an environment where values are not just values but become integral components of our shared success, inspiring a culture of excellence and innovation.”