Lone Star College empowers leaders at Women’s History luncheon

LSC Women in Leadership Panel and Luncheon
Lone Star College hosted a Women in Leadership Panel and Luncheon with top female leaders who shared their professional journeys.

Every March, the nation recognizes Women’s History Month as a time to reflect and celebrate women's contributions in business, education, global affairs, technology and other fields. Lone Star College highlighted advancements made by women during the recent LSC Women in Leadership Panel and Luncheon.

“Lone Star College embraces the essence of Women’s History Month as a time to pay tribute to the resilience, innovation and influence of women across generations,” said Carlecia Wright, LSC chief culture and engagement officer. “The college values and respects the experience and journeys of all employees, providing students with expert role models to help train and guide them.” 

 Lone Star College’s top female leaders shared their professional journeys, filled with successes and setbacks, to encourage faculty, staff and students to realize and achieve their goals. The panel also offered advice to empower future leaders to achieve their goals while mentoring others on their paths to success.

“Whether you are early, in the middle or late in your career, it is important to stay informed, continue to learn and take advantage of all the opportunities even if they seem scary,” said Virginia Fraire, Ph.D., LSC-University Park president. “Find ways to connect what you’re learning to the work that you're doing.”

The LSC Women in Leadership Panel and Luncheon panelists included Bridgett Johnson, LSC executive vice chancellor, Operations; Kristy Vienne, Ed.D., LSC vice chancellor, Finance and Administration; Virginia Fraire, Ph.D., LSC-University Park president; Valerie Jones, Ed.D., LSC-CyFair president; Lee Ann Nutt, Ed.D., LSC-Tomball president; and De’ Reese Reid-Hart, Ed.D., LSC-Montgomery president.

“As you advance in your career, be honest, ask for and accept feedback and be the mentor to others that you needed when you first started,” said Vienne. “Hard work, kindness, collaboration and growing your skills will help you personally and professionally.”

LSC recognizes the significant historical contributions and achievements that Women have made in the United States and across the world. Visit LoneStar.edu/WomensHistory to watch the event and see a list of upcoming LSC Women’s History Month events.

Women’s History Month began in California as Women’s History Week in 1978. In 1987, the United States Congress designated March as Women’s History Month. Learn more at WomensHistory.org.

Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Mario K. Castillo, J.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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