Archive for January, 2016

Update – January 18, 2016

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Good Morning San Jacinto College Community,

Please join me in welcoming Chester (Chet) Lewis as our new Vice Chancellor, Fiscal Affairs.

Chet comes to San Jacinto College with seventeen years senior leadership experience. Chet joins us from Texas Southmost College, formerly part of UT Brownsville, where Chet served as the Associate Vice President of Business Affairs while part of UT Brownsville and Vice President of Finance and Administration once the two entities separated. During his tenure with UT Brownsville, Chet was responsible for the Budget Office, Business Office, Purchasing, Fort Brown Memorial Center, Recordkeeping, and Central Receiving. Read the rest of this entry »

Update – January 11, 2016

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Good Morning San Jacinto College Community,

Happy New Year!  This information is to update you on changes to the student services area of San Jacinto College.

Over the past year, we began discussions about what was needed in student services in order to facilitate seamless pathways for our students “from front door to completion.”  Laurel Williamson, Human Resources staff, and the student services leadership team began a series of meetings to map out our current student services structures and processes and ask hard questions about where students encountered barriers or confusion in the application, testing, admissions, financial aid, advising, and counseling processes.  We wanted to know what worked (or didn’t) for students.  We looked at other institutions for best practices, interviewed students, and discussed issues and barriers with staff members. The major changes have to do with re-designing our entry processes, the review and acceptance of applications and admissions paperwork, the deployment of our shared educational planner program and their placement within the organization, the re-design of enrollment services and a change from “enrollment specialist” to “admissions advisor,” and a move from the First Year Experience concept to the idea that students need support from entry to exit. Read the rest of this entry »