Our Greatest Asset
Our people are our greatest assets. Our employees and staff embody the San Jacinto College mission of ensuring student success and enriching the quality of life in our communities. San Jacinto College is committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining quality and diverse employees who are passionate about our educational mission. Professional development expands our people’s knowledge, creativity, and their capabilities, which in turn helps them help our students succeed.
This past year was challenging in many ways, especially as we evaluated our budget. As a college, we were forced to find a way to manage steep reductions in our state allocations. The College’s leadership team, with a lot of input from employees and students, worked diligently to manage the cuts and ensure that our budget was balanced. The plan that was implemented included a voluntary separation and severance plan, and a soft hiring freeze as well as cuts to operational expenses. These were difficult decisions, but San Jacinto College weathered the storm. As a result, the College has implemented a hiring process that is based on the four goals of our strategic plan.
The College remains committed to its employees and seeing that they are successful in their careers. The College remains committed to its employees, and seeing that they are successful in their careers. We have spent significant time implementing performance management for all employees, faculty, staff, and administrators. Through the performance management system, San Jacinto College has raised the bar on the expectations of employee performance, and has aligned work efforts with our four strategic goals. In addition, the College has refined its approach to professional development to create a more strategic approach of best practices for teaching, learning, and student support. Our student population continues to change and become more diverse, so our faculty and staff need to also adapt to embrace these changes and enable our students to be successful.
Through our commitment of recruiting and maintaining the best and brightest faculty and staff, San Jacinto College remains the leader in educational excellence in our region. Our people play an important role in student success, and we continue to create a culture that emphasizes our goals.