The Lone Star College Foundation board of directors appointed a new board chair and three new board members, according to a news release Sept. 27.

The gist

The Lone Star College Foundation, which supports student scholarships and college programs at all Lone Star College campuses, appointed James Harrison III, as the new board chair. Harrison is the principal of Harrison Kornberg Architects.

“As chair, my goal is to bring more visibility to the foundation and the important work we do,” Harrison said. “My favorite aspect of serving on the board is seeing the lives we impact through the generous donations to the foundation.”

Along with Harrison, the board also appointed three new members including:
  • Alima Adatia, senior director of sustainable infrastructure for Johnson Controls
  • Rhonda Arnold, chief community relations officer for Houston Airport System-city of Houston aviation
  • Trent Eckel, senior vice president at Frost Bank.
Harrison began his two-year term Sept. 1. Board members serve three-year terms.

In their own words

“I joined LSC Foundation board to give back to my community and to our local college system that helped me get to where I am today,” Eckel said. “I have fond memories of the quality professors I had in my semester at Lone Star College-Montgomery. I am driven to provide those same opportunities to students who will inevitably make our community an even better place to live and work.”

“I believe that an education is one of the most important attributes that we give to ourselves,” Arnold said. “Relationships are paramount and are essential to maintaining positive economic stability. It is important to me that I use my talents to build this bridge between education and economic stability for the Lone Star College Foundation.”

“My hope, as a member of Lone Star College Foundation board, is to assist the foundation in planning and ensuring that the great work it has accomplished to date will be available for students for many years to come,” Adatia said.