The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, during a special called meeting today, confirmed the appointment of Dr. Betty Reynard as president of Lamar State College-Port Arthur. Dr. Reynard, who currently serves as vice president for academic affairs at Lamar Institute of Technology, was named sole finalist last month.
Dr. Reynard began her career in 1979 as a faculty member at Lamar University. She moved to Lamar Institute of Technology as a program director and assistant to the vice president for academic affairs. In 2007, she became LIT’s vice president for academic affairs.
Dr. Reynard earned an associate of applied science degree in dental hygiene, a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in educational administration from Lamar University. She earned her doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Houston.
Dr. Reynard will assume the role of president Sep. 1, 2014, succeeding Dr. Sam Monroe, who is retiring after 49 years of service to the college, including 40 as its chief executive officer.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur, an open-access, comprehensive public college founded in 1909, is one of the Texas State University System’s eight member institutions.