The Lone Star College System (LSCS) Board of Trustees Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Steve Head as the next chancellor of LSCS.
Following this vote, Head has become the fourth chancellor for LSCS. He is replacing former chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter, who announced in February that he was retiring from his position at the college this summer.
The announcement was made July 1 as part of a special board meeting that took place at the LSCS office. Head had been chosen as the lone finalist June 10. Texas law required a 21-day waiting period before the formal vote could be made to approve Head as chancellor.
“I have been privileged to take part in the tremendous growth Lone Star College has experienced and am excited to have the opportunity to lead this college to the next level,” said Head, following the board decision.
Dr. David Holsey, LSCS board chair, noted that Dr. Head was the board’s first choice.
“Dr. Head was at the top of our list from the beginning of this process,” Holsey said.
“He is really connected to our students and to the community as a whole.”
“Lone Star College System is in great shape and is in capable hands going forward with Dr. Head at the helm,” Holsey continued.
Prior to being named chancellor, Dr. Head served as the president of Lone Star College-North Harris since 2007. He has also held the position of executive vice chancellor, acting chief operating officer, and president of LSC-Kingwood, among other positions. Dr. Head received his M.A. and B.A. in history from Lamar University in Beaumont and his Ph.D. in history from Texas Tech University.