President's Office

President's Message

Image of CEO Shah ArdalanWelcome to Lone Star College-University Park!  For almost 50 years, the Lone Star College System, the largest institution of higher education in the greater Houston area and fastest-growing community college system in the nation, has been a major contributor of the civic and financial prosperity of our community. LSC-University Park is helping students begin their journey to success and benefit the local community.

The vision of LSC-University Park is two-fold: to serve as a two-year accredited college and a conduit for innovative partnerships between education, business and industry, and the community.  Whether you seek a degree, skill refresher, or training certification, LSC-University Park is ready to meet your needs.  Our exceptional faculty have the academic credentials, business savvy, and student-centered focus to engage students' critical and creative thinking through interactive teaching and learning.

Although uniquely different, students can expect the same services and benefits for which LSCS is recognized nationwide: affordable tuition rates, financial aid and scholarships, and the full array of scheduling and course delivery including daytime, evening, weekend, and on-line classes.

Besides traditional college courses, LSC-University Park houses iSchool High which gives students a head-start on both college and career. Students are afforded the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and up to two years of college credit. iSchool High is a public charter school open to all students in the greater Houston area that blends high school and college into one educational experience. Additionally, through our University Center, we partner with several area universities known for their high academic standards and degree specializations including the University of Houston and University of Houston-Downtown, thus allowing our students a seamless transition into Bachelor and Masterís degree programs.

LSC-University Park offers quality education, customized workforce training, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and commercial leasing opportunities. The master plan for the campus has been designed to fully align with the needs of the community by offering innovative and transformative opportunities from education to careers.

LSC-University Park is the model community college of the 21st century. We are one location with many opportunities.

Dr. Shah S. Ardalan

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