The Lone Star College System named Ben Melson the new vice chancellor of strategic engagement and communications.

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According to a news release Jan. 10, Melson will be responsible for strategic communications and advocacy policies in support of LSCS's mission and goals.

Melson began his duties Jan. 8.
  • Melson previously served as director of advocacy with Moak Casey LLC.
  • He has a degree in political science from Texas A&M University.
  • He served as vice president of strategy for the Greater Houston Partnership.
  • Melson also served as czar for the city of Houston's COVID-19 Relief and Recovery division and as chief of staff to Texas state Rep. Kevin Roberts.
“We are delighted to have Ben join us in this very important role,” LSC Chancellor Mario Castillo said. “His experience in government relations, strategic communications and advocacy initiatives will help to strengthen Lone Star College and continue its mission of supporting students.”

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“I am eager to work alongside the Lone Star College leadership team to continue the mission of providing the necessary resources to help students be successful,” Melson said. “This is an exciting time for institutions of higher education as we work to address the critical workforce shortage Texas is facing, and I look forward to helping promote the great Lone Star College story.”