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Lone Star College-University Park Recognized During February Board Meeting

Lone Star College-University Park Recognized During February Board Meeting

KLEIN, TX (February 14, 2019) – Lone Star College-University Park has been recognized by the Klein Independent School District (Klein ISD) for Exemplifying the Profile of a Leader by being a Promise2Purpose Investor. The certificate of recognition was presented by the Klein ISD Board of Trustees Monday, Feb. 11 and recognizes LSC-University Park’s success in innovative academic programming, community service campaigns benefiting Klein ISD families, and the subsequent impact on Klein ISD students’ graduation and career outlook.

“LSC-University Park never fails to support the students and families of Klein ISD,” said Beth Gilleland, executive director of college and career pathways for Klein ISD, during the presentation. “On any given day LSC-University Park staff can be found providing college instruction to over 2,000 students, providing scholarships to multiple graduating seniors each year, and spreading college and financial awareness to families. LSC-University Park always has innovative ways to engage with students.”

Dr. Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park President.

The certificate of recognition was presented to Dr. Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park president, and his leadership team.

“We are grateful to be recognized by such an important partner and friend to the LSC-University Park community,” said Ardalan. “Thousands of Klein ISD students have enrolled in our programs during their high school careers and after graduating. We look forward to continuing our partnership to bring the best in educational programming to this community and positively impacting the socioeconomics of our area. Offering high-quality education at an affordable cost is the core mission of our college.”

LSC-University Park’s programs encourage student success in Klein ISD schools. Programs aim to provide education and career building opportunities and include Dual Credit, Summer Bridge Program participation and Faces of Harris County. The college has also initiated various school supply and clothing donations for students in the Klein ISD area.

Klein ISD 11thand 12th-grade students enroll in fall and spring dual credit courses each year at LSC-University Park. Students who complete the semester will receive a high school completion grade and college credit that can be transferred across the LSC system and to other colleges across the country. Multiple students graduate with an associate degree as well as a high school diploma. LSC-University Park and Klein ISD will host a Dual Credit Summer 2019 Registration event in March for students and parents who are interested in receiving more information about the program.

During the summer, Klein Forest High School brings over 300 students to LSC-University Park as part of their Summer Bridge Program. Students are exposed to real-world jobs as well as a college readiness experience by visiting different departments and offices on campus.

In October 2018, nearly 200 Klein ISD students met with Harris County agencies and community partners at LSC-University Park as part of the Faces of Harris County, an event series from the office of R. Jack Cagle, Commissioner of Harris County Precinct 4. Dr. Shah Ardalan, R. Jack Cagle and Klein ISD superintendent, Bret Champion took an active role at the event. Students were able to visit with the county departments and agencies, learn more about graduation and get information on internships and future pathways.

Needless to say, we are thankful for our partnership with LSC-University Park—it has given our forever learners and future leaders endless opportunities in our schools and our community. Our Promise to Purpose vision thrives on collaborations like this in order to ensure that EVERY student is given a chance to explore their own personalized learning plans and pathways.


Klein ISD is AAA in Academics, Arts, and Athletics.

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Klein ISD has an established 84-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors.

About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.

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