Former Lone Star College-CyFair president to oversee system’s online campus

LSC-Online functions as a separate entity from other campuses within the college system. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
LSC-Online functions as a separate entity from other campuses within the college system. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

LSC-Online functions as a separate entity from other campuses within the college system. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Seelpa Keshvala is the new CEO of Lone Star College-Online. (Courtesy Lone Star College)
After more than five years serving as Lone Star College-CyFair’s president, Seelpa Keshvala has taken on a new position within Lone Star College System, according to campus officials.

Keshvala is now the college system's executive vice chancellor and CEO of LSC-Online. In this new role, she will coordinate with presidents to streamline reporting and decision-making, oversee the University Centers and oversee the online campus, which functions as a separate entity.

Gerald Napoles, vice chancellor and special assistant to the chancellor, will serve as LSC-CyFair’s interim president, according to officials.

Keshvala began her career in education as a third- and fourth-grade teacher in inner-city Milwaukee. Before coming to LSC-CyFair in March 2016, she served as president of Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw, Indiana.

During her time in Cy-Fair, Keshvala has been active in the community and has served on the boards of area organizations, including the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, HCA Houston Healthcare-North Cypress and Cy-Hope.


Registration for the fall semester is open. Classes will begin Aug. 30. Learn more at www.lonestar.edu.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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