Report to the Community
2016 Report to the Community
Message from the Chancellor
As I reflect on the past year at San Jacinto College, I am humbled and awed by all that our students and employees have accomplished. It is because of each of them, along with our Board of Trustees and community, that we are a national top 10 community college and a finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
It is an exciting time to be at San Jacinto College! An incredible transformation is happening at our institution, and I witness that every day. Student success is at the heart of everything we do, and that is evident by an increase of 161.7 percent in the number of certificates and associate degrees we have awarded since 2007. This past academic year we awarded 7,019 credentials to San Jacinto College students. Community College Week ranked us 15th in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded. Behind those degrees and certificates are the faces of our students and the stories of their journeys, some of whom you will read about in this year’s Report to the Community. We are changing lives every day, and it’s a great feeling to be a part of that!
I thank each of you for your continued support of San Jacinto College. It is because of our focused efforts that we are helping more students earn their credentials and move on to the next step in their journeys, whether that is transferring to a four-year university to pursue higher education, or entering the workforce with the skills they need to begin a rewarding career.
Brenda Hellyer, Ed.D.
Chancellor, San Jacinto College