Vice President of Instruction

Welcome to the webpage for the Vice President of Instruction (VPI), who serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Lone Star College-North Harris. Creating a collegiate environment that supports student learning and promotes faculty excellence is the overall responsibility of the VPI.

Meet the Vice President of Instruction


Steve Kolar began as the LSC-North Harris vice president of instruction in January 2012; however, he has been with the college since 1997, where he has served as the chair and director of the Emergency Medical Services Professions (EMSP) Program and subsequently, dean of Health and Human Services.

Meet the Instructional Leadership Team

To accomplish the mission of the VPI’s office requires a collaborative approach to the art and science of teaching and learning. 

Anne Albarelli, Dean of Academic Affairs
Dr. Tosha Barclay, Dean of Math & Natural Sciences
Dorothy Dixon, Dean of Student Success
Dr. Bill Drees, Dean of Health & Human Services
Dr. Jennie Harrison, Dean of Languages and Communications
Dr. Chantell Hines, Vice President of College Centers
Dr. Kendall Lawrence, Dean (interim) of Computer Information and Applied Technology
Gary Liebst, Dean of Fine Arts
Dr. Theresa McGinley, Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Business  and Economics

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • providing leadership to the various areas of instruction 
  • working with President’s Council for strategic planning, policy development, budget management and implementation of college-wide programs and services 
  • planning and producing an annual schedule of classes
  • representing the College and its programs to outside groups including the development of partnerships with other colleges, K-12 programs and other agencies.

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