Author Profile

Wendi Prater | Associate Vice Chancellor, Lone Star College Online

Current Position and Past Experience
Wendi Prater is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Lone Star College Online, the online arm of the Lone Star College System. She has many years of experience in corporate leadership and higher education. In her current role, she provides overall strategic leadership for all aspects of LSC Online which serves over 35,000 students. Lone Star College is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the US, serving approximately 95,000 students, and is committed to student success and credential completion.

Prater has demonstrated leadership in online education and design, including competency based education and strategic planning. She has led global energy and technology companies IT Infrastructure projects and ensured that project plans were successfully completed on-time and under budget.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Prater earned her B.S. in Family Consumer Science from McNeese State University, M.A. in Human Ecology from Louisiana Tech University, M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a Ph.D in Educational Administration, Community College Leadership Program from The University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a SPHR certification (Senior Professional in Human Resources) from HRCI the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Prater enjoys time outdoors camping, boating, gardening and biking. She is also a serial movie buff, techno geek, and maker.

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