HOUSTON (Dec.7, 2016) – Members of the Lone Star College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Alton Smith to serve as chairman of the board.
Smith represents District 3 in the Lone Star College System. The vote was made at the December board meeting.
“I am grateful to the board members for their trust in me,” said Smith. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the chancellor to continue the mission of Lone Star College.”
Other officer positions that the board appointed at the Dec. 1 meeting: Dr. Kyle Scott as vice chairman of the board, Ken Lloyd as board secretary, and newly-elected Trustee Myriam Saldivar as assistant secretary.
Saldivar ran unopposed for the District 6 trustee position and becomes the first Latina to serve on the Lone Star College board.
“Lone Star College is fortunate to have such a strong team of people serving on its board,” said Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor. “Their passion for education is truly inspiring and I look forward to continue working with them to provide affordable higher education to the members of our community.”
In addition to selecting officers, the three board members who won their Nov. 8 elections were sworn into office including Saldivar, District 6, and incumbents Linda Good, District 7, and David Vogt, District 5, who were both re-elected to another six-year term.
Board officers are selected at the first regular meeting following trustee elections, which are held every two years in November of even-numbered years. Trustees, who serve six-year terms, are elected by voters who live in the LSC in-district for which the single member district election is being held.
LSC trustees serve staggered terms – three of nine trustees come up for election every two years – so that there are always experienced members sitting on the board.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 98,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visitLoneStar.edu.