Vice President of Instruction

Welcome to the webpage for the Vice President of Instruction (VPI), who serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Lone Star College Ė Tomball.  Creating a collegiate environment that supports student learning and promotes faculty excellence is the overall responsibility of the VPI.

Meet the Instructional Leadership Team

To accomplish the mission of the VPIís office requires a collaborative approach to the art and science of teaching and learning. 
  • Melinda Coleman, Dean of Instruction for Division I (Fine Arts, Math, Natural Science)
  • Jared Cootz, Dean of Instruction for Division II (English, Education, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Languages)
  • Dr. Megan Mariveles, Dean of Instruction for Division III (Health Sciences/LSC-Tomball Health Science Building)
  • Dr. Jerica Nickerson, Dean of Instruction for Divison IV (Accounting, Business, Economics, Physics, CISCO, Data Analytics, Electrical Technology, ESOL/LSC-Creekside Center)
  • Katerina Wingfield, Dean of Academic Affairs

Administrative responsibilities include:  

  • providing leadership to the various areas of instruction
  • working with Presidentís Cabinet for strategic planning, policy development, budget management and implementation of college-wide programs and services
  • planning and producing an annual schedule of classes
  • representing the College and its programs to outside groups including the development of partnerships with other colleges, K-12 programs and other agencies.

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