Archive for February, 2010

Good morning everyone –

We sure enjoyed a beautiful weekend, plus an exciting last few days of the Winter Olympics.   That hockey game Sunday was tortuous!  I hope you are having a great semester, and that things are going well in the classroom and in the offices and service areas. Thank you all for everything you do to ensure our students succeed! Read the rest of this entry »

Good Morning San Jacinto College Community –

I hope all of you enjoyed the weekend and had time to watch some of the events during the second week of the Olympics

For all of the full-time employees, it was great to see you at College Community Day.  I hope you gleaned some important information from the activities. The day was about creating a shared understanding of our challenges and opportunities and our strategies for moving forward.   Read the rest of this entry »

Good morning,

I hope you enjoyed Valentine’s Day this weekend and shared some time with your special someone.  This weekend also was the kickoff of the Winter Olympics. It was exciting to watch Apollo Ohno make history by obtaining his sixth medal in the men’s short-track racing and tying Bonnie Blair for the most medals won in the winter Olympics. The tragedy Friday on the luge track shocked and horrified us, and we are confronted with just how precious and short that life really is. Read the rest of this entry »

Good Morning!

As we draw closer to our “College Community Day,” I am excited to move forward with another first for San Jacinto College….the entire college community involved in the strategic planning for the future of the College. 

Let’s talk logistics. On February 16th, all College Community Day activities will take place on the Central Campus.  The college-wide meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. in Slocomb Auditorium. But before you come to Slocomb Auditorium, you will need to check-in at the appropriate designated location, beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Please note that the check-in locations are split by the alphabet.  These stations will not only serve as the distribution point for morning check-in to get name tags, agenda packets, and breakfast;  but they will also be where you will pick up your  lunch.

The check-in locations designated by last name are as follows:

A-E         Kaleidoscope Room/ILC

F-L         Music Building

M-R       Health Science Building

S-Z         Newton Student Center

After the morning session, a boxed lunch will be provided for attendees.  Just go back to your designated check-in location, pick-up your lunch, and find a place anywhere on campus to relax.  The afternoon activities will begin at 1:15 p.m.  Each attendee will be assigned to a focus group. The location of your focus group will be found in your agenda packet.  At 3:30 p.m., we will gather back in Slocomb Auditorium for the wrap-up session.

I also want to give you a heads-up on the seating at Slocomb Auditorium.  We will be at capacity in the auditorium.  You will need to plan that you will be sitting next to someone and that all rows and seats will be occupied. As you fill the auditorium, please go to the center of the aisle and don’t leave empty seats.

Again, all College Community Day activities will take place on the Central campus. If you are not familiar with the Central campus, here is a link to a Central campus map on our website.  If you roll your mouse over the various buildings, you will see the building name:

See you on the 16th!



Flu information

on February 8, 2010 in Other | No Comments »

As the semester gets underway, I want to remind you that we are moving into the flu season with an entirely new level of awareness. I encourage each of us to pay attention to the symptoms and utilize protection mechanisms. The following provides a briefing and some helpful information:

  • We are continuing to monitor updates from the Center on Disease Control on the regular flu and the H1N1 virus.
  • The College will maintain a specific website on influenza and health information and updates. The link will be posted from our main SJC website in order to make access easy.
  • You can contact Ginger Lambert in the Safety Office if you need hand sanitizer. Her extension is 6183 or her email is
  • We are tracking employees and students who have influenza-like symptoms. I am asking that you contact Ginger Lambert at the phone or email address above so she can keep track of the health of our students and employees. Influenza symptoms include fever over 100°, weakness, fatigue, lack of appetite, coughing, and sore throat. The website will have more detailed information for you.
  • Be sure to wash your hands often and thoroughly, cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, keep commonly touched surfaces and items clean, and stay home if you’re sick.

Please click on the link below to access the College Annual Priorities:

San Jacinto College District Annual Priorities 2009-2010

Good Morning Everyone,

We are quickly approaching our College Community Day and I am looking forward to spending time with all of you and discussing our College strategic plans.

I am posting three documents for your review.  Please look over this information so you can be prepared to give input.

Thank you,


College Community Day -Agenda

One College Vision


Environmental Scan Report 2010

Strategic Plan – 1 26 10 updated #2

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  Hope you will enjoy the game with family and friends!

This week I spent the majority of my time, along with approximately 15 other faculty and administrators from San Jacinto College, at the Achieving the Dream 2010 Strategy Institute.   The Achieving the Dream Initiative (AtD) is entering its sixth year with more than 100 institutions in 22 states participating.  AtD is committed to a long-term, continuous improvement process that is entirely focused on the success of students.  AtD is dedicated to addressing the challenges of developmental education and helping them move to credit courses. AtD is committed to creating equity and closing achievement gaps. All AtD colleges have distinguished themselves because of their willingness to examine student outcome data and, just as importantly, to have courageous conversations about areas in which improvement is needed. Read the rest of this entry »