Martin Crichlow’s journey in leading others to community college

When Martin Crichlow began his college journey at San Jacinto College, he knew he wanted to help others experience the value of community college.

Crichlow attended San Jac and graduated with his Associate of Arts in History in 1993. He then transferred to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in Middle Eastern History, graduating Cum Laude. Crichlow consulted with Dr. Brooke Zemel, former director of counseling at San Jac, who recommended he take his education to the next step and obtain a master’s degree for a career in higher education.

“Initially, I desired to pursue a career in the military, foreign service or a diplomatic officer,” said Crichlow. “However, my part-time work experiences during college was the springboard into pursuing a career in higher education administration.”

Crichlow earned his Masters of Science from Colorado State University studying student affairs in higher education. He was selected as one of the first peer tutor counselors at the South Campus and has since moved into his recent role of district recruiter. Crichlow’s service to the College includes serving on the STEM Council, the Community College Petrochemical Initiative Student Recruitment Committee, Maritime Advisory Committee and the Galena Park ISD Career & Technical Advisory Board.