Congratulations to the entire San Jacinto College family!

San Jacinto College has received reaffirmation of its 10-year accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

During a routine site visit by the SACS committee, members examined data and conducted interviews to evaluate the soundness of the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and its compliance with the Commission’s Principles of Accreditation. Serita Dickey, SACS compliance director at SJC, attributes successful results to a district-wide collaboration in preparing the reports that were required for reaccreditation.

“This truly was a team effort,” Dickey said. “The main reasons for success included the organization of the work project and the effective attention to detail with prompt and appropriate follow-ups to resolve issues of concern.”

Other points of appraisal by the SACS team included the work of the College’s information technology department, the QEP steering committee, preparation of evidence reports for the site visit by various faculty members and administrators, student services offices and library services directors from all three campuses.

“Because of the incredible College-wide teamwork during the work on our SACS self-study compliance report and during the SACS site team visit, San Jacinto College received commendations on this work, on our Quality Enhancement Plan, and on the work we did in response to Hurricane Ike,” said Dr. Laurel Williamson, vice chancellor of instructional programs and services at San Jacinto College. “Our facilities and instructional recovery plans after Ike were met with accolades from each member of the visiting team. Thanks are due across the College for all the work, the dedication, and the attention to detail that such a project requires.”

The SACS Commission on Colleges is the recognized regional accrediting body in the 11 U.S. southern states and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees.