Nutt in the News
“Revealing who the faculty selected as excellent peers is a highlight of each fall semester, said Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, President of LSC-Tomball. “Celebrating each other’s accomplishments is an important value at LSC-Tomball, and I congratulate those who have earned the praise and acknowledgement of their fellow faculty.”The Paper, February 18, 2019
At LSC-Tomball, enrollment continues to grow, particularly at its new Creekside campus, said campus President Lee Ann Nutt.Houston Chronicle, October 11, 2017
“LSC-Tomball and Tomball ISD have been partners in education for a very long time,” said Lee Ann Nutt, president of LSC-Tomball. “Forming an early college high school was an easy next step because of the foundational relationship that had already been formed. The need was there, and the timing was right for both of us.”Community Impact Newspaper, September 6, 2017
“To have received notification from TEA that the Tomball Star Academy is officially recognized as an early college high school is very exciting,” said LSC-Tomball President Dr. Lee Ann Nutt said in May. “We are confident that students in this setting will form healthy beliefs about their capacity to succeed and develop knowledge and skills that will serve them well for a lifetime.”Houston Chronicle, August 1, 2017
“Since Spring 2015, LSC-Tomball has explored how to help more students finish what they start,” Nutt said. “I believe wholeheartedly that the development of GRIT (growth, resilience, instinct, and tenacity) matters a great deal. But more important than the quantity of GRIT a student has, the quality of GRIT is key. Students with good, smart and strong GRIT are more likely to be successful in college and in life. The good news is that GRIT can be grown. This is supported by research we conducted in Fall 2015. Therefore, LSC-Tomball is committed to ensuring our students become gritty – in all the right ways.”
The Paper, July 19, 2017
“As a national leader, LSC-Tomball has a responsibility to share with other colleges how to infuse GRIT into their cultures and their courses,” Nutt said.
“LSC-Creekside’s outstanding design and quality of construction is a manifestation of a strong working relationship between the college, the architects and the contractors,” said LSC-Tomball President Dr. Lee Ann Nutt.The Paper, February 16, 2017
“They’re in desperate need of expansion,” said LSC-Tomball President Lee Ann Nutt of the pharmacy technology program. “The domino effect of the pharmacy program moving up to the third floor allows for the reconfiguration of the second floor.”Houston Chronicle, May 17, 2016
Lone Star College Executive Leadership Team
selected to participate in American Association of Community Colleges High Performance Team Training
“To further develop our cohesiveness and effectiveness as an executive team is what attracted me to the AACC High Performance Team training. I’m very excited and humbled we were selected to participate,” remarked Nutt.
“LSC-Tomball’s primary goal is and will continue to be student success,” noted Nutt. “We are constantly working to improve ourselves, programs we offer our students, and our internal processes and procedures. Participation in this High Performance Team Training will help us enhance our capacity as college leaders as well as sharpen our focus on the success of every single student.”The Paper, September 1, 2015
It was a season of declining enrollment, budgetary challenges, and lower than acceptable performance on key student success indicators. Simultaneously, it was the season of hope, togetherness, and determination. It was an age of knowing that we could be better. It was the age of knowing our students needed more of us. We had to be smarter. We had to work harder. We had to think bigger.
Pearson Education | GRIT Institute, June 2016
So we did.
Community colleges across the country are concerned about low graduation rates. For the 2010 cohort, the two-year graduation rate was 11.3 percent and the four-year graduation rate was 26.7 percent.1 “Students aren’t finishing what they start,” observed Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, president, Lone Star College– Tomball (LSC–Tomball).
Pearson Education | GRIT Institute, 2015 – 2016
To address its low graduation rates, LSC–Tomball decided to take a new approach in 2014. “We began looking at college completion, persistence, retention, and success through a more focused lens,” Nutt explained. Working with the college’s leadership team and faculty, she implemented a “GRIT, Growth, and Greatness” initiative.
“Dr. Nutt, who received overwhelming support from the LSC-Tomball Faculty Senate, was the unanimous choice of the 20-member President’s Search Advisory Committee.”Community College Jobs, February 24, 2015
“The feedback I have received from Dr. Nutt’s interview with the search committee, her meeting with community leaders and the two open faculty and staff forums held at LSC-Tomball, has been nothing but excellent,” said Stephen Head, LSC chancellor. “I would like to thank all who participated and provided input in this very important process.”
“I am honored to be chosen to help lead Lone Star College-Tomball and continue its excellent reputation as a leader in higher education,” said Nutt. “The outstanding faculty and staff at LSC-Tomball that I have the pleasure to work with has us well positioned for the future as we continue to help our students on the path to success.”Houston Chronicle, February 10, 2015
TRHF is Proud to Announce an Endowment To Lone Star College – Tomball in Honor of Elmer Lee Beckendorf
Acting President Dr. Lee Ann Nutt said, “LSC-Tomball continues to be in awe of the commitment of the Tomball Regional Health Foundation to the health of our community and to the college,” as she attended the ceremony.
TRH Foundation Blog, September 3, 2014
“The foundation is funding a nursing faculty position, equipment and necessary supplies for both our nursing and pharmacy tech programs, and now this wonderful endowment to provide all the necessary financial resources for one student each year to attend classes and earn an Associate Degree Nursing,” she explained.