April Board of Trustees Meeting Highlights

At the April Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of the women’s basketball team and the the financial aid department. The women’s basketball team advanced to its second-consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament, had the most wins in a single season in school history, had four student-athletes earn post-season honors, Head Coach Kayla Weaver was named the District L coach of the year, and the team received the NJCAA Alberta Lee Cox Sportsmanship Award.

San Jacinto College women's basketball team

 

In addition, the Board of Trustees recognized the financial aid team for earning the Monument Award. The team was presented with the challenge of helping to reduce the cohort default rate, which is used by the US Department of Education to measure the effectiveness of managing the federal student loan program. The San Jacinto College financial aid employees led to a decrease in the student loan cohort default rate from 17.3% to 9.1% (almost half!) by providing direct and personal communication to students when they leave the College; through extra loan advising in addition to the federally required counseling; and financial literacy presentations in classrooms and financial literacy workshops each semester.

 

Congratulations to both the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team and the financial aid team on your well deserved recognitions!