It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Trustee Emeritus Levi Smallwood, who passed away on May 2, 2012.  Mr. Smallwood was a strong supporter of education, and San Jacinto College specifically.

Mr. Smallwood was a Board member for 30 years, serving in this role from 1977 to 2007. However, he supported the College even before then as one of the original members of the citizens committee to form a junior college district in east Harris County.  Through all of the turmoil during the College’s early years, Mr. Smallwood was there, and we are here today due to his efforts and that of other members of the committee.

He held the respect of so many in our community including our Board members and many of our employees whom he mentored. He was truly an amazing man and will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at First Methodist Church of Pasadena.  Visitation will be Monday, May 7, 2012 from 5p.m. to 8p.m. in the Chapel of Rosewood Funeral Home in Pasadena, Texas.