Lason Mackey-Hines, a national leader in education with over 30 years of varied experience, and service to youth, has 10 years of experience in the mass media communications field, 18 years in grant development, 5 years working with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (as a grant writer, evaluator, and technical assistance provider), 20 years working with nonprofit organizations and 10 years as a consultant.
Dr. Hines a life-long learner has a B.A. in Mass Media Communications with a minor in Television Broadcasting from Hampton University in Virginia. She holds a M.A. in Liberal Arts Studies and International Business from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a Child Development Associate (CDA)/Director Certificate from Kingwood College, a certificate in Human Resources from Houston Community College, and a Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership. Dr. Hines is also a certified coach, mentor, facilitator, and speaker with the John C. Maxwell Group spreading the power of effective leadership in business, schools, and organizations.
Dr. Hines has served as a member on the National Literacy Coalition Association in Washington, D.C., and a Peer Review Grant Development Facilitator for the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
She worked for over nine years at Prairie View A&M University starting in the Office of Human Resources as the Manager of Student Employment. She then moved over to work in the School of Architecture as the Director of the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture and held a dual position as an Associate Professor in the Community Development graduate program.
Dr. Hines has three children, 5 grandchildren and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.