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 – Tomball.  Creating a collegiate environment that supports student learning and promotes faculty excellence is the overall responsibility of the VPI.

Meet the Vice President of Instruction

Dr. Christina Hagerty, Vice President of Instruction, LSC-TomballDr. Christina Hagerty is currently serving as the Vice President of Instruction at LSC-Tomball.

Dr. Hagerty comes to us with highest recommendations and a proven track record as a professor and an instructional leader. In her prior positions at LSC, she served as the Dean of Instruction for the Public Service, Health, and Behavioral Sciences division at LSC-CyFair, Dean of College Centers for North Harris, and Director and Professor for the LSC-CyFair Sonography. She received her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University.

Dr. Hagerty embodies and embraces LSC-Tomball's leadership beliefs, and she has a heart for people and student success. Her experience, knowledge and expertise have prepared her to be an extraordinary leader for us.

Meet the Instructional Leadership Team

To accomplish the mission of the VPI’s 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
  • Jennifer Sessa, Director of LSC-Tomball Library
  • Ashley Esmair, Advisor of Workforce Programs 

Administrative responsibilities include:  

  • providing leadership to the various areas of instruction
  • working with President’s 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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