Lonnie L. Howard, Ph.D., of Houston, Texas, has been offered the position as president of Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. He has accepted the offer and a contract, start date and transition plans are being finalized.

He will replace John Walstrum, Ph.D., who has served as president for the past seven years and will retire in September.

Howard most recently served as the executive director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Houston. He has also served as an academic researcher, educational consultant and associate vice president of instruction after beginning his career in higher education as faculty and department chair.

“With its dedicated faculty, friendly staff, eager students (at Clover Park Technical College) and supportive local community,” said Howard. “I’m delighted to become a part of this wonderful team.”

Howard currently lives in Houston with his son Matthew. They plan to relocate to the South Sound area.