Posts Tagged ‘Organizational Change’


Update – November 7, 2018

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Good Morning San Jacinto College Community!

Stephen Trncak, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources (VCHR) has announced his intent to retire effective at the end of December 2018, after 10 years of service to San Jacinto College. I would like to thank Stephen for his service to the College and as the VCHR for his leadership as the strategic architect in providing the College with a human resources plan for organizational sustainability. Steve has been a champion for the people side of the College, and he has focused the Human Resources Department (HR) on recruiting, retaining, and developing our employees. His broad strategic, business, and operational acumen outside of HR has been a tremendous benefit to the College. Read the rest of this entry »

Update – January 24, 2018

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Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Community,

Today I want to give you an update regarding the closure of our volleyball, soccer, and men’s and women’s basketball programs, a decision that was made a little over a year ago. Our volleyball and soccer teams have completed their competitive play, and athletes are focused on their studies and training as they prepare to transfer to other institutions in the fall of 2018. Our basketball teams are in their competitive season and doing well, academically and competitively.

Strategic Leadership Team members, working with Human Resources, have spent the past year reviewing staffing in various programs and finding options and opportunities for employees whose jobs are affected by the decision to close programs. We have reviewed employees’ qualifications, transcripts, work histories, and other related experiences for various positions that are open or will soon become available at the College.

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Update – January 4, 2018

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Good afternoon San Jacinto College Community,

It is my pleasure to welcome Teri Zamora and Dianne Duron to San Jacinto College. Both began their service at San Jacinto College on January 3, 2018.

Teri is serving as the Vice Chancellor, Fiscal Affairs. Teri comes to San Jacinto College with 20+ years’ experience in senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility. She joins us from Houston Community College, where she served as the Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Accountancy degree from University of Texas-Pan American. Read the rest of this entry »

Update – November 16, 2017

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Good Evening San Jacinto College Community,

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and the completion of the semester, I am reflecting on the challenges we have faced over the last few months.  There have been many for the College, our students, and our community; and I know that many of you have dealt with personal challenges also.  

At San Jacinto College, we look at challenges as opportunities which is what has happened over the past few years and especially this fall semester.  I thank each of you for your dedication to our students and for continuing to pull together for student success… from the classroom to student and administrative support services.  Read the rest of this entry »

Update – September 12, 2017

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Good afternoon San Jacinto College Community!

San Jacinto College Organizational Announcement

Dr. Catherine O’Brien retired at the end of academic year 2016-17 after many years of outstanding service to the College. To address areas under her leadership and respond to the work of Pathways and institutional changes over time, several organizational and personnel changes will occur this month as we start the new academic year. Read the rest of this entry »

Update – April 20, 2016

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Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Community,

I am happy to announce the following organizational and personnel changes.

Last month, we held the official opening of the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center. Opening that campus has been the product of the work of many people. At the top of the list of those who have been instrumental in the successful launch of the Maritime Campus is Dr. Sarah Janes. Dr. Janes has developed productive relationships with maritime companies and leaders in the Port Houston region and across the country. She launched the program in a temporary facility on Highway 225 and initiated our United States Coast Guard training programs, including the only maritime technology associate degree program in the State of Texas. Although San Jacinto College has the youngest maritime program, we are actually the benchmark throughout the country.  This is due to the diligent work of Dr. Janes and her team. I want to thank Dr. Janes for delivering to the college a world-class maritime program. Read the rest of this entry »

Update – April 7, 2016

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Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Community,

I hope you are loving this wonderful weather!  It’s hard not to have spring fever right now. I also know what a busy time this is for all of us and for our students, but there are four important items I wanted to address at this time: Golf Course Closure, Tuition and Fee Changes for Fall 2016, Mandatory Password Changes, and Pathways Work.

Golf Course Closure:

Effective December 15, 2016, the San Jacinto College golf course located at the Central Campus will permanently close. Three full-time employees and five part-time employees support the operations, and they have been notified of the closure and a transition plan is in place for them. Read the rest of this entry »

Update – February 21, 2013

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San Jacinto College Community:

The Board of Trustees and I are happy to announce the following organizational and personnel changes. 

The Board and I have created this organizational structure in order to:

  • Further the College’s four strategic goals (Student Success, P-16 Pipeline, Workforce and Economic Development, and Our People),
  • continue to implement the One College Vision that was established in 2009,
  • enhance responsiveness to address external opportunities and challenges,
  • increase alignment with our college values,
  • reduce organizational levels,
  • enhance communications (bottom up, top down, and across channels),
  • allow faster decision-making, 
  • improve change-readiness, and
  • create a greater focus on strategic positioning. Read the rest of this entry »

Update – November 11, 2012

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Good Evening San Jacinto Community! And to our Veterans on this day of remembrance, thank you for your service, dedication, and sacrifice.

I hope many of you joined in the Veterans Day activities this weekend, including the events at each campus last Friday. I spent Sunday calling my family members who have served our country, and I also let them know that they will be honored with a plaque on the Wall of Honor at our San Jacinto College Veterans Centers. If you are interested in honoring or memorializing someone, contact Ruth Keenan at the Foundation office (ruth.keenana@sjcd.edu). Read the rest of this entry »

Update – July 6, 2012

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Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Community –

I hope you enjoyed the 4th of July Holiday! Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays.  I love the history, festivities, family time, fireworks, and reflections that come with this holiday; and it is one that doesn’t seem to get lost in all the preparation work. Read the rest of this entry »