Ivan L. Harrell II., Ph.D.


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Dr. Ivan Harrell serves as the Vice President for Student Success at Lone Star College-CyFair.  In this capacity he functions as the Chief Student Services Officer at the college and provides leadership for student services, student development, enrollment management and the joint county/college library. Prior to joining the LSC-CyFair team he served as dean of student services at Anne Arundel Community College (MD) and coordinator for student affairs at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (VA).  Dr. Harrell earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration from The Florida State University, a Master of Education in Secondary Education from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wittenberg University.  His dissertation entitled “Using Student Characteristics to Predict the Persistence of Community College Students in Online Courses,” won numerous awards.  Dr. Harrell’s research interests include online education as well as retention and success of community college students, particularly those from traditionally underserved and underperforming populations.  He currently sits on the Southern Region Board for the National Council of Black American Affairs (NCBAA), an affiliate group of the American Association of Community Colleges.  He previously served on the Community College Board of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Dr. Harrell is also involved in his community, including serving as a Trustee for the CyFair Educational Foundation and a member of CyHope.

Ivan L. Harrell II., Ph.D.

Vice President, Student Success

Lone Star College-CyFair

9191 Barker Cypress Road

Cypress, TX 77433

Phone:  (281) 290-3955

Fax:  (281) 290-3945