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Board of Trustees District 3

Photo of Alton Smith Alton Smith, Ed.D.
District 3, Chair

Retired Educator and Retired Shell Oil Company
Term expires November 2020
Resident of Houston
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Alton Smith was elected to District 3 of the Lone Star College System Board of Trustees November 4, 2014. He currently serves as board chair. Alton and his wife, Marjorie (46 years) have two children, Tisha and Todd.

After completing his undergraduate degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Alton spent more than 30 years in the private sector in human resources with Shell Oil Company. During his tenure with Shell Oil, he completed his MBA degree and a certification to teach Special Education (K-12). Becoming a certified teacher has been Altonís lifelong dream.

Following a successful career with Shell Oil Company, Alton became an educator in 1997. He spent 14 years with Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District and Klein Independent School district as a teacher, department chair, assistant principal, principal and director Human Resources. During this same 14 year period, he completed his certifications in school counseling and principalship and his Ed.D. degree.

In October 2005, Alton became a member of the Aldine Independent School District Board of Trustees. He has held all of the officer positions on the Aldine Board along with chairing several key committees. He has been a strong advocate for public education at the local, state and national levels.

Alton is a member of the Living Word Fellowship Church, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Southern University  Alumni Association, Greater Inwood Partnership, Precinct Judge 594 and various other organizations and clubs. He serves on the boards of the Association of Community College Trustees and the Community College Association of Texas Trustees.

Alton wants to be known as a person that is passionate about education and training for all.

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