LSC Building renamed in honor of Dr. Head

NORTH HARRIS – The Lone Star College Board of Trustees honored LSC Chancellor Emeritus Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., during its Dec. 14 meeting by renaming the Lone Star Community Building at LSC-System Office, The Woodlands to the Stephen C. Head, Ph.D. Building. Head retired Aug. 1 after 39 years of service.

“Dr. Head’s leadership was exceptional. I worked closely with him on federal, state, and local governance policy formulation and reviews resulting in Lone Star College’s continued position at the forefront of national and Texas community colleges in areas such as instructional and workforce offerings, legal compliance, and financial growth,” said Michael Stoma, LSC Board of Trustees chair.

Head began his career with LSC in 1984 and had over 30 years in high-level positions at LSC, including serving as president at three LSC campuses and executive vice chancellor. During that time, he focused on student access, equality, success and completion; academic quality; workforce programs in alignment with community needs; and collaborative agreements with educational, business and local civic organizations.

“Dr. Head devoted his career to helping students, families and the community thrive by spearheading initiatives, resulting in their success,” said Jim Cain, Ed.D., LSC Board of Trustees assistant secretary. “It is only fitting to recognize his life’s work by renaming the Lone Star Community Building in his honor.”

The newly named Stephen C. Head, Ph.D. Building houses state-of-the-art conference and banquet rooms open to the system and community for educational and professional development classes and conferences.

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Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Mario K. Castillo, J.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSC has been named a 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and recognized by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work® as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Texas ™. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit