PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dan Mims was recently elected to serve on the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors as a Western Region representative.
“I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my fellow community college trustees to serve in this capacity and make the right decisions for our students and institutions,” said Mims, who is in his 16thyear on the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. “I look forward to working with the ACCT Board of Directors and membership on issues that are important to all of us.”
The ACCT Board of Directors represents community college trustees throughout ACCT’s membership territory, which currently includes the United States and several outlying territories, as well as some Canadian provinces. ACCT’s membership territory is divided into five regions (Central, Northeast, Pacific, Southern and Western). Through regional caucuses held on October 24 and the membership-wide ACCT senate meeting, the membership elected and re-appointed its board members.
Mr. Mims was first elected to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees in 2002, and served as Chair of the Board from 2013-2017. He has been an active member of both the finance and building committees. During his tenure on the Board, student success has remained his focus. Together with the other six members of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, he has helped the College to be recognized as one of the top five community colleges in the country with the Aspen Institute’s Rising Star Award in 2017, increased the number of credentials awarded by 169 percent over the last 10 years, and has been instrumental in helping to pass two bond referendums that have brought the College into the 21stCentury with technologically advanced facilities that provide optimum learning opportunities for students.
“I understand that trustees serve a critical role in the success of our institutions and in the success of our students, and I take that role to heart,” added Mims. “We are tasked by the people who elect us to guide, support, and set policy that allows our chancellors and presidents, along with college faculty and staff, to create successful pathways for our students.”
In addition to serving San Jacinto College, Mims is active at the state level with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a member of the Community and Technical College Leadership Advisory Council. At the national level, he also serves on the ACCT Finance and Audit Committee. Locally, Mims has been a member of the Rotary Club of North Shore since 1995, volunteers with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and is a staunch supporter of the San Jacinto College Foundation.
Mims is president of Mims Investment, Inc., a Houston area leasing and warehouse business. He served as president of Mims Meat Company, Inc., prior to its sale in 2010.
About the Association of Community College Trustees
The Association of Community College Trustees exists to:
- Enhance the image and foster greater public appreciation of community colleges and their governing boards.
- Support community college boards in their efforts to govern and develop policies that focus on meeting community needs.
- Help build community college board leadership and advocacy capacity through education and training programs.
- Assist community college boards in the recruitment, selection and retention of chief executive officers of the highest caliber.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that puts students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.