Dr. Lamar McWaine’s primary responsibilities are being a husband and father of two children. Dr. McWaine is currently the Interim Director of Diverse Student Populations and a full time faculty member at San Jacinto College in Houston, TX. He served as a State Board Director for the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) from 2012-2015. In March of 2015 he was appointed as Historian for TABPHE and served in that role until August 2018.
Dr. McWaine is an avid Crimson Tide fan and earned his B.A. (Criminal Justice) and M.A. (Higher Education Administration) from the University of Alabama. He earned his Ph.D. (Leadership for Higher Education) from Capella University where his dissertation focused on African American males and late registration in community colleges.
Dr. McWaine received the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award for faculty in 2016. His previous higher education experience includes: academic advisor, student life coordinator, campus discipline, NSF grant director, etc. Dr. McWaine is True Colors certified and conducts professional development sessions for groups of faculty, staff, and administrators. He is a member of the 2012 AABHE Leadership and Mentoring Institute (LMI) and has worked with the San Jacinto College administration to send colleagues to LMI since 2013. He previously served as the chair of the LMI fundraising committee.