Archive for February, 2017

Update – February 23, 2017

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Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Community,

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful “winter” weather.  It seems like it should be spring break but we still have a few more weeks before that!  

Today, I want to update you on three items:  hiring freeze, legislative session, and Board election.

Hiring Freeze: On College Community Day, I mentioned that Governor Abbott announced a hiring freeze during his State of the State address to the Legislature in late January.  San Jacinto College had been adhering to that directive over the past couple of weeks even though we and the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) believed that the directive did not apply to community colleges.  I am happy to say that last evening, I received official word that the Governor’s Office concurs that the hiring freezer does not apply to community colleges.  Read the rest of this entry »

Update – February 1, 2017

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Dear San Jacinto College Students, Faculty and Staff,

Last Friday, the White House issued an executive order temporarily limiting the entry of people to the United States from seven countries – Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.   One of the College’s eight values is Diversity, and we celebrate the diversity of ideas and cultures.  We strive to be a diverse and inclusive college community with a focus on the power of education.   Read the rest of this entry »