Tuesday, June 5, 2018

San Jacinto College Maritime Campus

3700 Old State Highway 146
La Porte, TX

Pickup at Holiday Inn Kemah Hotel –  10 minute ride to conference site

San Jacinto College Maritime Campus
3700 Old State Highway 146
La Porte, TX

  • Welcome – Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College, TX
  • Congressional remarks
    • Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36)
    • Rep. Gene Green (TX-29)
    • Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22)
  • Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director of Commercial Operations, Port of Long Beach (for the American Association of Port Authorities)
  • Liesl Hotaling, Vice President of Education, Marine Technology Society
  • John Stauffer, Vice Chancellor & Superintendent for Maritime, San Jacinto College, TX
  • RADM Michael J. Rodriguez, Superintendent, Texas A&M Maritime Academy, TX
  • Overview of the Maritime Administration
  • Current Status of the U.S. Merchant Marine
  • Update on Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence program

From the Maritime Administration –

  • Dr. Shashi Kumar
  • Nuns Jain
  • Kevin Tokarski

Facilitator:

  • John Stauffer, Vice Chancellor & Superintendent for Maritime, San Jacinto College, TX

Panelists:

  • Bill Antilla, Maritime Science Instructor, Marine and Environmental Research and Training Station (MERTS), Clatsop Community College, OR
  • Capt. Amy Arrowood, Director of Maritime Credit Program, San Jacinto College, TX
  • Jennifer Palestrant, Director, SMART Center for Maritime Transportation Education, Tidewater Community College, VA

Janiece M. Longoria, Esq.
Chairman, Port Commissioners
Port Houston, TX

Facilitator:

  • Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College, TX

Panelists:

  • Peter Beard, Senior Vice President, Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership, TX

Facilitator:

  • Rodger Rees, Director/CEO, Port of Galveston, TX

Panelists:

  • Karen Cook, Dean, School of Business and Law, Anne Arundel Community College, MD
  • Dan Harmon, Maritime Division Director, Texas Department of Transportation, TX
  • Rick Schwab, Senior Director, Maritime and Industrial Training Center, Delgado Commuity College, LA

Facilitator:

  • J.J. Plunkett, Director/CEO, Houston Pilots Assn., TX

Panelists:

  • James Andrews, Director Of Operations, Galveston Texas City Pilots Service Corporation, TX
  • Dr. Marty Fletcher, Director, Hawai'i Community College, Palamanui and University of Hawai'i Center, HI
  • Gordie Keenan, Vice President, Training, Kirby / Higman Marine Services, TX
  • Fred Villa, Associate Vice President for Workforce Programs, University of Alaska, AK

Port Houston excursion with cocktails aboard M/V Sam Houston
Bus ride to San Jacinto Battleground Historic Site
or
Reception and Simulator Tour at San Jacinto College Maritime Campus

 

Bus rides from San Jacinto Battleground Historic Site and from San Jacinto College Maritime Campus back to Holiday Inn Kemah Hotel following this session