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Retiring Lone Star College Chancellor Discusses the Challenges Community Colleges Face

Lone Star College‘s retiring chancellor, Dr. Richard Carpenter, joins Houston Matters to discuss his career in higher education and the challenges community colleges face. Dr. Carpenter became the youngest college president in the country when, at age 29, he became president of Somerset Community College in Kentucky. Since then his career in education took him […]

Lone Star College‘s retiring chancellor, Dr. Richard Carpenter, joins Houston Matters to discuss his career in higher education and the challenges community colleges face.

Dr. Carpenter became the youngest college president in the country when, at age 29, he became president of Somerset Community College in Kentucky. Since then his career in education took him to Minnesota, California, Alabama, Wisconsin and Nevada.

He joins us for an exit interview of sorts.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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