Community members in Generation Park will soon have a San Jacinto College campus to call their own. As San Jacinto College’s fifth campus, scheduled to open in fall 2020, the $26 million 57-acre campus will begin its tenure with a 55,000 square-foot facility that will house general education and academic classes, focused on the educational needs of students looking to transfer to a four-year college or university.
“Student’s 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 Destry Dokes, executive director of the San Jacinto College 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, ISD’s, 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 working on 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 their faculty, staff, and students in the fall of 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 most part of the College’s taxing district, but also continue the College’s global reputation as a leader in workforce training.
“San Jacinto College is proud to be part of this rapidly growing area and we are positioned to serve the needs of the northern part of our taxing district,” said Dr. Hellyer. “We look forward to serving the surrounding area by being an academic transfer partner and a resource for workforce training.”
For more information on the San Jacinto College Generation Park Campus, visit sanjac.edu/generation-park-campus.
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 put 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.