Davis Rouse, Wheeler take oaths of office
06.13.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas – Mrs. Erica Davis Rouse and Dr. Ruede Wheeler were sworn in as San Jacinto College Trustees on Monday, June 5, 2017.
Davis Rouse won election for Position 1, while Wheeler was unopposed for Position 2 in the May election. The Honorable Jo Ann Delgado, Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1, administered the oath of office to Davis Rouse; while Mr. Danny Snooks, attorney, administered the oath to Wheeler.
Davis Rouse is a native of Galena Park, Texas. She moved to the South Belt area as a child and has continued to make South Belt her home. Davis Rouse has a passion for community and education as the daughter of a retired Galena Park ISD teacher and counselor. In her former role as a manager for John Wiley & Sons, Davis Rouse is familiar with the challenges faced by students and faculty in the community college environment. She has volunteered with several non-profits and is an advisory Board member for the Smahrt Girl Foundation. She also volunteered with Pasadena ISD mentoring and coaching in the Leaders of Tomorrow program, tutoring at New Covenant church and serving in various leadership capacities throughout the community. Davis Rouse is a proud Ambassador for the Houston Texans as a member of the National Football League alumni association. She and her husband Bobby have three children who all attend college.
Wheeler has served on the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees since 1986 following nine years of service as a member of the La Porte ISD Board of Trustees. He is chairman of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Finance Committee. Wheeler practiced dentistry in La Porte for more than 40 years before retiring. He currently owns and operates Wheelstone Auto Sales in La Porte and is a member and past president of the La Porte Rotary Club. Wheeler is married to Charlcya who is a trustee on the La Porte ISD board. The technical building on the San Jacinto College North Campus is named in Dr. Wheeler’s honor.
At the June meeting Mr. Brad Hance was also recognized for his years of service on the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. Hance chose to not seek re-election for Position 1. Following the delivery of the oaths of office, the Board of Trustees took action to elect new officers. The new slate of officers are as follows: Mrs. Marie Flickinger, Chair; Mr. Dan Mims, Vice Chair; Mr. Keith Sinor, Secretary; Davis Rouse, Assistant Secretary. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees members are elected to six year terms in odd numbered years. You can read more about the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees online at sanjac.edu/board-trustees.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.