Gerald F. Napoles, Ph.D. serves as Vice Chancellor, Student Success and CEO, LSC System Office-University Park. His responsibilities include oversight of admissions, registration, dual credit, enrollment management, as well as the numerous student services activities and partnerships at Lone Star College. He is the primary contact with our local superintendents and works closely with all LSC colleges to insure we continue our strong relationships in the community. His values bring a strong sense of commitment to equal opportunity and access for our students. Dr. Napoles holds a Ph.D. in educational administration from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in general studies in aging from the University of North Texas and a B.A. in sociology from Sam Houston State University.
The mission of the Student Success Division is to provide leadership and collaboration to serve and support the faculty, staff and students of the Lone Star College community. Student Success includes Student Services, Dual Credit & Early College High Schools and Office of Student Success and Completion that support Lone Star College's campuses and centers.
The Office of Student Success and Completion is responsible for student success and completion initiatives college-wide. Key initiatives include Guided Pathways, the First Year Experience, Achieving the Dream, 60x30TX and Excellence in Academic Advising. The office also provides operational support and strategic coordination of completion initiatives, student success, advising and student records college-wide.
Provides leadership in the planning, design, coordination, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive college readiness program that involves students, their parents, and the community while serving as a vital link between Lone Star College's network of P12 schools and post-secondary education. We partner with independent school districts, charter schools, private schools, and home school parents to offer courses in the core curriculum, foreign languages, and workforce education.