LSCS names Dr. Steve Head as sole finalist for chancellor
- Written by Jeffry Tupa
The Lone Star College System Board of Trusteesvoted unanimously to name Dr. Steve Head as the next chancellor. The announcement was made as part of a special board meeting that took place at the system office June 10. According to the board, Head was the first choice of the selection committee. Texas law requires a 21-day waiting period before a formal vote can be made to approve Head as chancellor. Board members will take a public vote at a date and time to be announced later in the board room of the Lone Star College Training and Development Center,5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. "Lone Star College is poised for great things and Steve Head has the credentials and experience to continue to move Lone Star College in the right direction," said Dr. David Holsey, LSCS board chair. "This college will be in very capable hands with Steve at the helm." Head has served as the president of Lone Star College-North Harris since 2007. At LSCS he has also held the position of executive vice chancellor, acting chief operating officer and president of LSC-Kingwood, among other positions. Head received his doctorate in history from Texas Tech University, and master's degree in history from Lamar University. LSCS was assisted in its search by consultant Gold Hill Associates, which conducted open forums at each of the six Lone Star Colleges and system office to solicit recommendations and comments from faculty, staff and students, which was then recorded and presented in writing to the search committee. The search committee, comprised of Chairman Holsey and Trustees Robert Adam, Priscilla Kelly and Ron Trowbridge, interviewed six semi-finalist candidates and selected two finalists based on those interviews. The other finalist, Dr. Michael Burke, recently informed Gold Hill Associates that he was withdrawing from the chancellor search for personal reasons. Dr. Richard Carpenter, who served as chancellor since 2007, announced in February that he was retiring as chancellor this summer. Cutline:Lone Star College System names Dr. Steve Head as sole finalist for chancellor.