Administrators coordinating innovative partnerships

Pam Campbell, left, and Dr. Catherine O'Brien

Pam Campbell, left, and Dr. Catherine O'Brien

San Jacinto College administrators Pam Campbell and Dr. Catherine O’Brien coordinated the recent kickoff meetings at the Central campus of two important educational partnerships — Houston Pathways Initiative, and The Bridge.

Through the inter-related partnerships, SJC will partner with area colleges and secondary schools to better prepare students for college.

HPI is a partnership in which San Jacinto College will work with the University of Houston-Clear Lake and Houston Community College (HCC), as well as the Pasadena, Deer Park and Galena Park Independent School Districts. The Bridge, coordinated by Campbell, is a collaboration between SJC and all of the secondary schools in the San Jacinto College district — Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Pasadena and Sheldon Independent School Districts.

“The two programs are tightly connected,” commented Dr. O’Brien, who serves as the College’s dean of teaching and learning, and who is heading up coordination of the HPI program for the College. “Houston Pathways is going to create a ‘college-ready culture’ by working with faculty to better prepare students for college. The Bridge is going to create a ‘college-going culture’ to help students to understand that everyone needs to go to college.”

Thank you Pam and Catherine for coordinating these two valuable partnership programs that will mean so much for the continued success of San Jacinto College students.