Archive for December, 2010


Weekly Update – December 12, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

I began my week with several others from San Jacinto College at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference theme, “The Race for Quality in the 21st Century,” fit not only the horse racing theme of Kentucky but also the recurring national educational agenda of quality, excellence, student success, and completion. The keynote speakers focused on confronting the challenges facing education (and the country), engaging all levels of the educational institution in solutions and new approaches, and addressing issues with a sense of urgency. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – December 5, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

Do you feel a sense of excitement in the air?  No, I am not talking about shopping and holidays, but, rather, the impending conclusion of another fall semester. I hope you can find time to enjoy the many activities on our campuses, and I know through it all that you are staying focused on helping our students as they finish their classes.  They feel the intense pressure of upcoming finals and those end-of-the-semester assignments that sneaked up on them. Be sure you offer that extra encouragement and motivation to get them through this last week. Read the rest of this entry »