Lone Star College-Kingwood selects new president

Melissa Gonzalez will serve as the sixth president of Lone Star College-Kingwood. (Courtesy Lone Star College)
Melissa Gonzalez will serve as the sixth president of Lone Star College-Kingwood. (Courtesy Lone Star College)

Melissa Gonzalez will serve as the sixth president of Lone Star College-Kingwood. (Courtesy Lone Star College)

Lone Star College-Kingwood selected Melissa Gonzalez to serve as its new president, according to an April 12 press release.

Gonzalez currently serves as president of Houston Community College Southeast and has served as vice chancellor and chief of staff. She has held a variety of other positions in higher education, including vice president, special assistant to the president, associate professor and adjunct faculty member.


“I am honored and humbled to be asked to serve as the next president of Lone Star College-Kingwood,” Gonzalez said. “I thank Chancellor Head and all the members of the Lone Star College System Board of Trustees for the trust they have given me to serve as their next president.”

Gonzalez's first day will be June 1.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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