Lone Star College honored for diversity efforts

The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) has named Lone Star College as an Outstanding Supplier Diversity organization. This recognition is awarded to companies and organizations that successfully seek out and do business with minority suppliers.

“Lone Star College understands the importance of ensuring that minority businesses are able to bid and be awarded contracts,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC Chancellor. “This acknowledgement confirms that those efforts are successful.”

LSC was one of four organizations to receive the Outstanding Supplier Diversity recognition. Honorees will be featured in a special publication and recognized at an awards ceremony on June 23.

In all, 30 companies were selected as HBJ honorees and divided into three awards categories: Outstanding Diverse Organizations, Outstanding Supplier Diversity and Outstanding Diversity Helping Hand. The Outstanding Diverse Organizations were also subdivided by company size.

In fall 2021, LSC welcomed more than 37,300 Hispanic students representing 45% of the total population. LSC also opened its doors to more than 23,800 White and 11,700 Black students representing 29% and 14% of the student population respectively.

“Lone Star College reflects the community it serves and this recognition acknowledges the work the college does when working with local businesses,” said Carlecia Wright, LSC Chief Diversity Officer. “Lone Star College will continue to promote and champion the business case for diversity.”

LSC has also been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. An HSI is defined as a higher education institution with an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students.

The Houston Business Journal awarded Lone Star College the 2022 Diversity in Business Award for promoting and advancing diversity. Pictured is Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor.


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. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list. 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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