Committees

Lamar State College Orange's mission is to transform lives and communities through the continual pursuit of academic, professional, and personal excellence. One step in fulfilling that mission happens in work standing committees perform. Committee service provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to share their knowledge, ideas, and resources that will benefit our students and strive to achieve our mission.

The Accreditation Resource Team's purpose is to assist the Institutional Accreditation Liaison by providing expertise, leadership, guidance, and support for performing operations associated with maintenance of institutional accreditation and for developing and maintaining a college-wide culture of continual compliance with the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Educational Support, Chair
  • David Mosley, Director of Accreditation & SACSCOC Reporting, Vice Chair
  • Luke Bourgeois, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Robyn Burdette, Associate Dean of Student Services & Lumberton Site Administrator
  • Nathan Campos, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Kevin Doss, Instructor of Speech
  • Diane Dotson, Instructor of Information Technology
  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Phyllis Ford, LSC-O Foundation Administrator
  • Joseph Hargrave, Director of Safety & Security
  • Brian Hull, Dean of Student Services
  • Dr. Keith Jones, Associate Dean of Technical Studies
  • Stephanie Jones, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Lakrystal Joubert, Director of Financial Aid
  • Elias Jureidini, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Dr. Janet Lemons, Assistant Professor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology & Student Success
  • Byron Lumpkin, Instructor of English
  • Dr. Matt McClure, Professor of Biology
  • Daniel McLemore, Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Amy Moore, Director of Student Life
  • Jamie Oltz, Assistant Vice President of Finance & Operations
  • Eric Owens, Assistant Professor of History
  • Jennifer Petitjean, Web Administrator
  • Summer Rather, Director of Admissions & Registrar
  • George Scarborough, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English
  • Samantha Smith, Director of Library Services & QEP
  • Jennifer Trotter, Instructor Registered Nursing
  • Mandee Tucker, Dean of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Kristin Walker, Dean of Academics, Technical & Workforce Studies
  • Mary Wickland, Executive Vice President of Finance & Business Operations
  • Jessica Williams, Instructor of English
  • Cindy Wyles, Director of Print & Design Services

The Catastrophic Sick Leave Pool Committee will review all employee request for use of pooled sick leave. The Director of Human Resources will provide the necessary information for the committee to make an informed decision and recommendation on approval of the use of pooled sick leave time.

  • Vacant, Director of Human Resources, Chair
  • Stephanie Jones, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Andy Preslar, Instructor of English
  • Vacancy

The purpose of the Concealed Handgun Committee is to review the current Concealed Handgun policy, in even numbered years, for its effectiveness. The committee may recommend changes to the prohibited conceal carry locations and address any other concerns of the campus community. The committee is responsible for reporting to the President any changes made to the policy so that the Biennial Report on Concealed Handgun Policy can be submitted to the Chancellor, the Board of Regents, and current Texas State Legislators.

  • Joey Hargrave, Director of Safety & Security, Chair
  • Mike Dempsey, Security Officer, Vice Chair
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Educational Support
  • Crystal Compton, Student Services Specialist

The purpose of the Curriculum Committee is to considers all initiation and changes in course, program, and graduation requirements for technical and academic offerings, approves the general education curriculum, approves changes of the core curriculum, and facilitates program reviews through evaluation to provide recommendations for improvement. LSCO places primary responsibility for the content, quality, and effectiveness of its curriculum with its faculty. The role of the committee is to confirm that each educational program for which credit is awarded is approved by the faculty and conforms to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements.

  • Audrey Ewer, Associate Professor of Government, Chair
  • Colleen Baker, Instructor of Dental
  • Diane Dotson, Instructor of Information Technology
  • MaryKate Flannagan, Instructor of Logistics
  • Sherri Foreman, Nursing Division Chair
  • Richard Lindsey, Instructor of Political Science
  • Jessica Montgomery, Instructor of Medical Assisting
  • Eric Owens, Assistant Professor of History
  • Erin Peters, Instructor of Massage Therapy

Ex-officio Members

  • Robyn Burdette, Associate Dean of Student Services & Lumberton Site Administrator
  • Nathan Campos, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Educational Support
  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Dr. Keith Jones, Associate Dean of Technical Studies
  • Aubrey Kapranos, Librarian
  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology & Student Success
  • Kristin Walker, Dean of Academic, Technical & Workforce Studies

The purpose of the Developmental Education Committee is to develop, monitor, and maintain the LSCO Developmental Education Plan. The Developmental Education Plan has been developed to delineate the policies, procedures, and instruction that will successfully prepare developmental students for college-level work.

  • George Scarborough, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Chair
  • Robyn Burdette, Associate Dean of Student Services & Lumberton Site Administrator
  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Brian Hull, Dean of Student Services
  • Elias Jureidini, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Bryon Lumpkin, Instructor of English
  • Vickie Norville, Testing Administrator
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English
  • Mandee Tucker, Dean of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Kristin Walker, Dean of Academic, Technical & Workforce Studies

The Distance Education Committee’s focus is to provide oversight, guidelines, and best practices for the LSCO distance education program. The committee focuses on implementing best practices, keeping abreast of current and future trends in distance learning, and providing resources for student success.

  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology & Student Success, Chair
  • Stacy Demontmollin, Instructor of Dental
  • Diane Dotson, Instructor of Information Technology
  • Roseanne Jungen, Learning Technology Development & Training Specialist
  • Dr. Matt McClure, Professor of Biology
  • Raul Martin, Gator Success Specialist
  • Jessica Montgomery, Instructor of Medical Assisting
  • Jennifer Petitjean, Web Administrator
  • Kevin Petitjean, Application Support Specialist
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English
  • Samantha Smith, Director of Library Services & QEP
  • SGA Representative

Ex-Officio Members

  • Angela Cole, Clinical Instructor of Vocational Nursing Program / Faculty Senate Representative
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Educational Support
  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Audrey Ewer, Associate Professor of Government / Curriculum Committee Chair
  • Mandee Tucker, Dean of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Kristin Walker, Dean of Academic, Technical & Workforce Studies
  • Vacant, SGA Student Representative

The purpose of the Faculty Senate is to accept responsibility for speaking and acting for the faculty on decisions affecting the college as a whole. The Senate is the first point of contact for administration to seek faculty input. It advises the president, vice president of academic affairs, deans, and other administrators about the effects of current or proposed policies on instructional quality. The Senate recognizes the unique knowledge and expertise that faculty members hold in their respective disciplines and in their daily interactions with students. Consequently, it acts as a resource through which the knowledge and expertise can be used by students, staff, administrators and trustees in making well-informed decisions.

  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English, President
  • Dr. Jerry Sanford, Professor of Biology, Vice President
  • Suzanne Baker, Clinical Instructor, Secretary
  • Howard Bailey, Instructor of Electromechanical
  • Angela Cole, Clinical Instructor, Vocational Nursing
  • Diane Dotson, Instructor of Information Technology
  • Carol Gaspard, Instructor of Phlebotomy (Adjunct Representative)
  • Richard Lindsey, Instructor of Government
  • Dr. Matt McClure, Professor of Biology (Science)
  • Jennifer Trotter, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Jessica Williams, Instructor of English

The mission of the General Education Committee is to help create and foster the growth of a campus-wide culture of assessment, leading to the constant improvement in quality of curriculum and teaching.

  • Andy Preslar, Instructor of English, Chair
  • Dr. Charlotte Barker, Associate Professor of Science
  • Christy Bryant, Instructor of Information Technology
  • Nathan L. Campos, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Support
  • Kevin Doss, Instructor of Speech
  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Richard D. Lindsey, Instructor of Political Science
  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology & Student Success
  • Andrew Moore, Instructor of Developmental Math
  • David Mosley, Director of Accreditation & SACSCOC Reporting
  • George T. Scarborough, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Cindy Wyles, Director of Print & Design Services, Adjunct Instructor of Information Technology

The IT Steering Committee provides strategic oversight for IT initiatives and projects within the college. It is responsible for ensuring alignment with the institution's strategic goals and objectives and making informed decisions regarding resource allocation and project prioritization.

  • Thomas "Kash" Cox, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology, Chair
  • Robyn Burdette, Associate Dean of Student Services & Lumberton Site Administrator
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Support
  • Susan Cook, Director of Risk, Compliance & Project Management
  • Samuel Dockens, Director of Systems, Applications & Support
  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Samir Ghorayeb, Associate Vice President of Information Technology
  • Brian Hull, Dean of Student Services
  • Darren McIntire, Director of Networking & Telecommunications
  • Jamie Oltz, Assistant Vice President Finance & Operations
  • Vacant, Director of Human Resources
  • Lisa Sedtal, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Mandee Tucker, Dean of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Kristin Walker, Dean of Academic, Technical & Workforce Studies
  • Alexis West, IT Business Specialist

Each year, Lamar State College Orange will select two faculty members, two staff members, and two adjunct faculty members to receive the NISOD Excellence Award. Depending on circumstances, and with Presidential approval, additional selections may be made in any given year. The NISOD Excellence Award Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing all nominations, completing a screening score sheet on each nominee, and participating in the selection of the recipients.

  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Support, Chair
  • Dean Brian Hull, Dean of Student Services
  • Mandee Tucker, Dean of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Dean Kristin Walker, Dean of Academic, Technical & Workforce Studies
  • Two previous recipients*

*In any given year, the committee may appoint two previous recipients to serve on the selection committee.

The purpose of the Open Education Resource (OER) Committee is to facilitate adoption of open education resources on campus and to track legislation related to OER to ensure the campus is in compliance.

 

  • Richard Lindsey, Instructor of Political Science
  • Byron Lumpkin, Instructor of English
  • Eric Owens, Assistant Professor of History
  • Kevin Petitjean, Application Support Specialist
  • George Scarborough, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Samantha Smith, Director of Library Services / QEP

The President's Cabinet advises the President of the college on matters pertaining to the overall operations of the college including strategic planning, policy development, budget actions, personnel, space allocations, and other administrative actions.

  • Dr. Thomas Johnson, President
  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Mary Wickland, Executive Vice President Finance & Operations

The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to enrich the professional life of the faculty and staff of Lamar State College Orange. Goals of the committee include; organize and provide a regular schedule of professional development courses for campus resources; provide resources for faculty and staff to locate other relevant sources of professional development; and provide an organized method for faculty and staff to keep track of completed professional development.

  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Support, Chair
  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology & Student Success, Vice Chair
  • Samantha Smith, Director of Library Services / QEP, Secretary
  • Dr. Keith Jones, Associate Dean of Technical Studies
  • Jacqueline Singleton, Instructor of Vocational Nursing
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English (Faculty Senate Academic Representative)
  • Doree Vance, Admissions & Records Clerk II (Staff Senate Representative)
  • Vacant (Faculty Senate Technical Representative)

The Provost’s Leadership Team manages a number of offices and services that help the college achieve its mission. The team provides comprehensive administrative and student support services to effectively guide a variety of campus functions.

  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Luke Bourgeois, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Robyn Burdette, Associate Dean of Student Services & Lumberton Site Administrator
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectivenss & Educational Support
  • Brian Hull, Dean of Student Services
  • Keith Jones, Associate Dean of Technical Studies
  • Daniel McLemore, Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Summer Rather, Registrar / Director of Admissions
  • Mandee Tucker, Dean of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Kristin Walker, Dean of Academic, Technical & Workforce Studies

The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is an integral component of the reaffirmation of accreditation process and is derived from an institution’s ongoing comprehensive planning and evaluation processes. It reflects and affirms a commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness by focusing on an issue that the institution considers important to improving student learning outcomes and/or student success. 

Steering Committee

  • Samantha Smith, Director of Library Services, Chair
  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology & Student Success, Tutoring Sub-committee Chair
  • Amy Moore, Director of Student Life, Mentoring Sub-committee Chair

 

  • Nathan Campos, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Support
  • Henry Ramsey, Instructor of Industrial Process Technology
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English

Full Committee

  • Samantha Smith, Director of Library Services, Chair
  • Howard Bailey, Instructor of Electromechanical Technology
  • Tony Bramblett, Instructor of Industrial Process Technology
  • Robyn Burdette, Associate Dean of Student Services & Lumberton Site Administrator
  • Nathan Campos, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Support
  • Elias Jureidini, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology & Student Success, Tutoring Sub-committee Chair
  • Daniel McLemore, Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Amy Moore, Director of Student Life, Mentoring Sub-committee Chair
  • Henry Ramsey, Instructor of Industrial Process Technology
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English
  • Brenna Wheatley, Institutional Research & Effectiveness Specialist
  • Jessica Williams, Instructor of English

The RN-VN Program Standards Committee is responsible for the review of standard performance evaluative materials, including but not limited to admission, progression, evaluation and graduation criteria, test construction and evaluation, and faculty/student handbooks.

  • Sherri Foreman, Nursing Division Chair, Chair
  • Angie Cole, Clinical Instructor of Vocational Nursing
  • Susan Harris, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Dr. Janet Lemons, Assistant Professor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Brenda Ramsey, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Jennifer Trotter, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • RN Student Class Officers (President, Vice President, and SGA Representatives)
  • VN Student Class Officers (President, Vice President, and SGA Representatives)

The RN-VN Program Curriculum Committee is responsible for review, evaluation, analysis, planning, and implementing the curriculum for the nursing programs.

  • Sherri Foreman, Nursing Division Chair, Chair
  • Suzanne Baker, Clinical Instructor of Vocational Nursing
  • Angie Cole, Clinical Instructor of Vocational Nursing
  • Susan Harris, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Dr. Janet Lemons, Assistant Professor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Brenda Ramsey, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Jennifer Trotter, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • RN Student Class Officers (President, Vice President, and SGA Representatives)
  • VN Student Class Officers (President, Vice President, and SGA Representatives)

The RN-VN Program Educational Resources Committee is responsible for preview and review, evaluation, analysis, planning, implementing all educational resources used in the Upward Mobility Program.

  • Sherri Foreman, Nursing Division Chair, Chair
  • Suzanne Baker, Clinical Instructor of Vocational Nursing
  • Angie Cole, Clinical Instructor of Vocational Nursing
  • Susan Harris, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Dr. Janet Lemons, Assistant Professor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Brenda Ramsey, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • Jennifer Trotter, Instructor of Upward Mobility Nursing
  • RN Student Class Officers (President, Vice President, and SGA Representatives)
  • VN Student Class Officers (President, Vice President, and SGA Representatives)

The Safety, Security, IT & Risk Management Committee shall serve in an advisory and consultative capacity in all areas of safety, security, and risk management.

  • Joey Hargrave, Director of Safety & Security, Chair
  • Crystal Compton, Student Services Specialist, Secretary
  • Howard Bailey, Instructor of Electromechanical Technology
  • Suzanne Baker, Clinical Instructor of Vocational Nursing
  • Dr. Charlotte Barker, Assistant Professor of Science,
  • Connie Brock, Administrative Assistant II, Associate Dean of Technical Studies
  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Support
  • Robert Dominguez, Print Shop Technician I / Videographer
  • Carol Gaspard, Instructor of Phlebotomy
  • Debbie Guilbeaux, Admissions Clerk II
  • Ashley Guillory, Assistant Coordinator for Campus Activities
  • Jessica Jaeger, Purchasing Coordinator
  • Dr. Keith Jones, Associate Dean of Technical Studies
  • Darren McIntire, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Charles Mitchell, Director of Physical Plant
  • Brandy Mobbs, Administrative Assistant II, Dean of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Amy Moore, Director of Student Life
  • Tracielynn Walters, EHS Specialist
  • Cindy Wyles, Director of Print & Design Services
  • SGA Representative

The Staff Senate Committee shall function as the official advisory body of staff views relating to the activities of this institution, and shall provide policy guidance for the administration on all matters pertaining to the welfare and conduct of staff employees.

  • Cindy Wyles, Director of Print & Design Services, President
  • Crystal Compton, Student Services Specialist, Vice President
  • Kendra De La Fuente, CTE Advisor/Recruiter, Treasurer
  • Nathan Campos, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Secretary
  • Misty Dominguez, Financial Aid Advisor
  • Jessica Jaeger, Purchasing Coordinator
  • Jennifer Petitjean, Web Administrator
  • Alexis West, IT Business Specialist
  • Doree Vance, Admissions & Records Clerk II

LSCO's Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for developing, modifying, and evaluating the five-year strategic plan, including setting goals, strategies, outcomes, and targets for the College. The committee will review the College's vision, mission, and values and recommend any changes to the President's Cabinet for review and approval.

  • Patty Collins, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Educational Support, Chair
  • Colleen Baker, Instructor of Dental
  • Nathan Campos, Director of Institutional Research & Effectivenss
  • Chris Chambliss, Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost / Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services
  • Jennifer Fabriguze, Instructor of Pharmacy Tech
  • Sherri Foreman, Nursing Division Chair
  • Brian Hull, Dean of Student Services
  • Dr. Thomas Johnson, President
  • Alicia Lloyd, Director of Learning Technology & Student Success
  • Daniel McLemore, Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Jamie Oltz, Assistant Vice President of Finance & Operations
  • Hank Ramsey, Instructor of Industrial Process Technology
  • George Scarborough, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Skylar Slaughter, Instructor of Education
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English
  • Mandee Tucker, Dean of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Kristin Walker, Dean of Academic, Technical & Workforce Studies
  • Cindy Wyles, Director of Print & Design Services, President

The Student Services Fee Advisory Board was established to advise the President in the budgeting of student services fees and to recommend the allocation of student services fees to best serve the needs of the largest number of students. The Board consists of five students, two faculty members, and two staff members.

  • Ryan Wesolowski, Student
  • Derrick Janice, Jr., Student
  • Dawson Doiron, Student
  • Vacant, Student
  • Vacant, Student
  • Colleen Baker, Instructor of Dental
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor of English
  • Nathan Campos, Director of Institutional Research & Effectivenss
  • Summer Rather, Director of Admissions / Registrar

Non-Voting Members

  • Crystal Compton, Student Services Specialist
  • Brian Hull, Dean of Student Services
  • Amy Moore, Director of Student Life
  • Jamie Oltz, Assistant Vice President Finance & Operations

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