Message from the Board Chairman

I have had the privilege of being a part of the San Jacinto College community since 2002, when I was first elected to the Board of Trustees. It is so rewarding and humbling to see firsthand how far the College has come since then. It is even more exciting to see how we are poised to grow in the years to come as more of our students become San Jac Certified, transfer to four-year schools to pursue a higher degree, and enter the workforce job ready.

First-rate teaching and engaging learning opportunities are enabling our students to reach their potential. We are championing initiatives to help more students graduate from San Jacinto College. We are creating a learning environment that encourages our students to dream big despite their goals. We are arming our students with the tools they need to become successful in their chosen careers. And we are committing resources across the College to further our mission and vision.

With more of our students graduating each year – we had over 5,000 in 2013 – we are making a true impact in our community. Our graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce, and are staying here in our community to work and raise their families.

As Chairman of the Board of Trustees, I am fortunate to lead a group of dedicated individuals who have great insight and direction. I am thankful for the wonderful faculty and staff who are devoted to our students and College, and maintain a laser focus in everything they do. Our community is better because of San Jacinto College.

In this, our 2013 Report to the Community, I invite you to celebrate the achievements and successes of our extraordinary students and faculty who make San Jacinto College the leader in higher education in our region. I invite you to experience San Jacinto College.

Dan Mims
Chair, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees