Welcome new public relations director and events planner!

The marketing, public relations and government affairs team is pleased to welcome to San Jacinto College Torrie Hardcastle as public relations director, and Kristine (Kris) Thompson as events planner.

Torrie comes to San Jac from the Houston Ballet where she served as the associate director of marketing and public relations. Prior to that she was with the Houston Texans and the Houston Chronicle. Torrie has an extensive background in leadership and media relations, and holds degrees in journalism and radio-television-film, with a minor in advertising and public relations, from the University of Texas. Torrie will lead our media and public relations efforts as we continue to promote the success stories of our students, faculty, staff and college.

Kris has spent the past 10+ years at UHCL as senior coordinator of special events, planning and hosting events to promote the university, the alumni association and University Advancement. She also has experience in community development with the Atlanta Thrashers, and has worked at the Columbus (GA) Regional Healthcare System, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and the Houston Area Hockey Club. She holds a degree from the University of Oklahoma, and will lead our College-wide event planning efforts.

Please help me in welcoming Torrie and Kris to San Jacinto College. Feel free to reach out to either of them directly with any public relations needs or events questions. And be sure to say hello when you see them on campus!