As this transformative decade at San Jacinto College comes to an end, I am in awe reflecting on all the ways this institution has evolved and expanded to better serve our students and community. From new facilities and courses to enhanced student services, we are proud to be such a strong educational resource where students can achieve their dreams. Student success is our ultimate measure, and there is no better way to strengthen our communities than by helping our students grow.
This was another remarkable year for San Jacinto College. Our students, faculty, and staff have excelled in ways beyond my imagination, earning local, regional, and national recognition. Our faculty and staff consistently show a commitment and dedication to our core values, always finding new ways to improve the lives and educational experiences of our students. The stories of innovation and perseverance never cease to amaze our board, and I hope you enjoy hearing about our students, faculty, and staff as much as I do.
As a board, we remain committed to keeping college affordable and attainable for everyone who chooses San Jacinto College. We continuously strive to implement programs and resources to bolster our students’ abilities to overcome any obstacle and to achieve their degree or certification. This year, we rolled out our new simplified tuition model, streamlining costs and eliminating registration fees, making it easier for students to plan and budget for their educational journey. This is one of many initiatives that our administration, faculty, and staff have created to save students time and money and get them on track to a great career. As our graduates enter the workforce, they’re prepared to make a positive impact on our local community and economy. San Jacinto College’s annual regional impact is currently $1.3 billion, and there is no slowing us down as we look forward to everything this exciting new decade holds for us.
It has been a wonderful, progressive year at San Jacinto College, and we thank you for being a part of our journey. We appreciate your continued support of our students, faculty, and staff, and I hope you enjoy reading more about our exciting year in the 2019 Report to the Community.
Chair, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees