Lone Star College-Montgomery President Dr. Rebecca Riley Retires After Years of Dedicated Service


After announcing her retirement earlier this year, Dr. Rebecca Riley will bring her tenure as President of Lone Star College-Montgomery to a close. Her official last day on Montgomery’s campus is August 3, 2023.

President Rebecca Riley began her career at Lone Star College as an adjunct instructor of art at Lone Star College-Kingwood. During her 20-year career at LSC-Kingwood, she also served as Program Coordinator and Arts Faculty, Associate Dean and Dean of Arts & Humanities, Interim Vice President of Student Success, and finally Vice President of Instruction. In 2015, she made the transition to LSC-Montgomery where she assumed the role of Interim President.

Over the years, she has played an integral role in the development and expansion of the Lone Star College System. As President of LSC-Montgomery, she has provided leadership for the achievement of the college's strategic plan while being responsible for the use and development of resources to meet accreditation requirements and promote student success. At LSC-Montgomery she was committed to improving student success as well as building community partnerships and resources for the college.

During her tenure, Dr. Riley helped establish several programs and initiatives aimed at improving student success rates and worked closely with faculty members to expand the course offerings available to students.

Dr. Rebecca Riley’s Selected Accomplishments:

  1. Created the first Digital Marketing Intelligence Center for LSC; incorporated analytics into enrollment management, academic planning, and marketing.

  2. Strengthened partnerships with K-12 and established Superintendents’ roundtable.

  3. Developed new programs in Aviation, lifepath, and support of LSC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

  4. Created Diversity Action Council and implemented Diversity Action Plan.

  5. Awarded Phi Theta Kappa Shirly P. Gordon Award 2023.

Dr. Riley has been recognized for her outstanding contributions both professionally and creatively. Her legacy lives on through the exceptional support she has provided to the students, faculty, staff, and the community, as the ideals and values she instilled during her tenure continue to inspire and resonate. Dr. Riley has been instrumental in the growth and success of the college over the years, and her visionary leadership and unwavering dedication will leave a lasting impact.

"I am thrilled about my retirement. I plan to continue my love for painting and make the most of my free time," shared Dr. Riley. I have been privileged to work with an outstanding group of colleagues at Lone Star College, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. I do not doubt that this college will continue to get better and better!"

Dr. Rebecca Riley's retirement marks the end of an era at LSC-Montgomery, but it also represents an opportunity for new leadership to step forward and build on the foundation she has helped to create. Dr. De ‘Reese Reid-Hart will assume the position as the new President of LSC-Montgomery beginning September 1.

For more information on Lone Star College-Montgomery, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/Montgomery.

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