Linda Head oversees the Division of External and Employer Relations at Lone Star College (LSC), serving as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor.
Her responsibilities in Houston cover related activities at the six LSC campuses and in partnership with 100ís of corporate and healthcare business partners. Lone Star College serves over 90,000 students, 7,000 employees and 5,500,000 square feet of physical space.
Linda has spent her community college career developing a trained workforce for businesses and industry by developing a highly trained talent pool. Under her leadership and direction, Lone Star College embraces a comprehensive, transparent, and collaborative approach to develop competency-based workforce associate degrees and certificates. This ensures that LSC delivers the associate degrees and certificate programs that prepare citizens in the Houston area providing a career pathway from entry-level to leadership roles in healthcare, emergency services, oil and gas, manufacturing, IT and others. In addition, she leads over 14,000 non-credit students and instructors at 14 locations, student job placement, adult basic education, the Lone Star Corporate College, the Small Business Development Center, North Harris Economic Development Center, Leadership North Houston and Veteran Services. Her team led the master planning for over $50M in workforce training facilities.
Her professional career began in Houston in 1980 working as a college recruiter, office automation specialist then corporate trainer for Tenneco Oil. Her career with LSC started in 1986 as a college professor where she was promoted to a variety of administrative positions to include department chair and academic dean and has been in her current role for ten years.
Linda served as past chairman of the board for The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce; past-board president for the National Association for Continuing Education and Training; appointee to the American Association of Community Colleges Commission for Workforce & Economic Development; National Council for Continuing Education and Training; National Council of Workforce Education; pastcommission for Workforce & Economic Development, American Association of community Colleges; and appointee to the National Community College Workforce Education Collaborative.
Linda currently serves as a member for the Greater Houston Partnership UpSkill Houston; board member for the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce; member of the executive council for The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce; and member of the Taskforce Harris County for Economic Diversity and Workforce Advisory Council member for Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Workforce Education.
Linda has presented on workforce training and community college leadership to over 200 conferences and meetings in Houston, Texas across the United States and internationally. Meetings such as the American Association of Community Colleges, the National Council for Workforce Education, the National Skills Coalition, the U.S. Mayorís Council, the International Economic Development Council, and in countries such as India, Malta, Brazil, Vietnam, and Indonesia. She earned her Master of Science degree in occupational technology majoring in corporate training from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration majoring in Human Resources from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her husband, Steve, has served as the Lone Star College chancellor since 2014. Their four children are lifelong learners and working professionals in Houston in careers from oculaplastic surgeon, homemaker, mortgage broker business owner and high school family therapist.
Awards and Achievements
Co-Chair, The Montgomery County Youth Services, 2020 Gala
Houston Business Journal Women Who Mean Business
Co-Chair, The Woodlands Rotary, 2018 Gala
One of Houston's 50 Most Influential Women
Houston Area Women's Chamber of Commerce, Trailblazer award
Chair, Lone Star College Foundation, Employee Giving Campaign
Interfaith of The Woodlands, Five Who Share, Service of Excellence in Education recipient