Community members in Generation Park will soon have a San Jacinto College campus to call their own, as San Jacinto College’s fifth campus is scheduled to open in fall 2020. The 57-acre campus will begin its tenure with a $26 million, 55,000-square-foot facility that will house general education and academic classes, focused on the educational needs of students transferring to a four-year college or university.
“Students attending the Generation Park campus can expect to experience a beautiful campus specifically designed around student engagement, student services, academic learning, and training needs,” said Dr. Destry Dokes, executive director of the Generation Park Campus. “I’m looking forward to developing our fifth campus, along with an engaging culture that promotes the College’s values, and encouraging an intentional focus on working with students, faculty, staff, school districts, industry partners, and our community to advance San Jacinto College Generation Park as an educational campus of choice.”
Houston-based real estate development and management company McCord Development is not only leading and developing the project but also donated 3.8 acres situated at the intersection of West Lake Houston Parkway and Lockwood Road as a testament to their commitment to education.
“We are thrilled construction has begun on San Jacinto College’s Generation Park Campus and look forward to welcoming its faculty, staff, and students in fall 2020,” said Ryan McCord, president of McCord Development. “San Jacinto College gives a competitive advantage to companies at Generation Park by providing access to the next generation of talent at a top college and the opportunity to invest in current and future employees.”
Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor, adds that the new campus facility will not only serve the northern segment of the College’s taxing district, but will also continue the College’s reputation as a leader in workforce training.
“San Jacinto College is proud to be part of this rapidly growing area,” Dr. Hellyer said. “We look forward to serving the surrounding area by being an academic transfer partner and a resource for workforce training.”
For more information about the San Jacinto College Generation Park Campus, visit sanjac.edu/generation-park-campus.