As we reflect on the past year, our Board is reminded of a quote from Marian Wright Edelman that reads, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” This is exactly what we do at San Jacinto College. When our students succeed, our community is better for it. And at the end of the day, student success is our ultimate measure.
This was another remarkable year for San Jacinto College. Our students, faculty and staff have excelled in ways that are beyond our imagination, earning local, regional and national recognition. Our faculty and staff consistently show the commitment and dedication to our core values, always thinking outside of the box to improve the lives and the educational experience of our students. We are constantly in awe of the stories we hear, and we hope you are too.
As a Board, we remain committed to keeping college costs low and a higher education credential attainable for everyone who chooses San Jacinto College. We know there are many factors that influence an individual’s decision to pursue a credential or degree, and we don’t want to be a barrier. Many of the initiatives that our administration, faculty and staff have put into place are saving students millions of dollars, and are putting them on track to a great career. Careers that are right here in our region supporting our economy. In fact, a recent economic impact report commissioned by the College states that the total annual regional impact of San Jacinto College is $1.3 billion in added income and the College supports more than 13,000 jobs in the region.
Great things are happening at San Jacinto College, and we are thankful that each and every one of you are a part of our journey. Your continued support of our students, faculty and staff is appreciated and does not go unnoticed. We hope you enjoy the 2018 Report to the Community.
Chair, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees