H-E-B Houston president to deliver San Jacinto College commencement address

04.07.2014 | By Amanda Booren

H-E-B Houston president to deliver San Jacinto College commencement address


PASADENA, Texas – Mr. Scott McClelland, president of H-E-B’s Houston Division, will speak to San Jacinto College’s class of 2014 at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

The May 10 commencement ceremony will bring together all San Jacinto College graduates from each of the three campuses for one ceremony. It will take place at Reliant Stadium, at 2 p.m., on May 10.

“I can’t think of a more exciting send-off for our graduates than to have Mr. Scott McClelland speak at our commencement,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor, Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “He is dynamic and entertaining, and more importantly a strong advocate for education. Through his involvement with numerous education foundations in our area, he understands the importance of completing a certificate or degree, and we are honored and delighted to welcome him to our commencement.”

Mr. McClelland joined H-E-B in 1990 after a 10-year career at Frito Lay. He served in a number of marketing and operations positions before being named chief marketing officer in 2000. In 2003 he moved to Houston and became the division president. McClelland worked for Pepsico’s Frito Lay division for 10 years prior to joining H-E-B.

Mr. McClelland currently serves on numerous local boards, including the Greater Houston Partnership, where he serves on the executive board and also chairs the Education Advisory Committee. He is the former board chair of the Houston Food Bank and headed the $56 million capital campaign to fund the construction of the largest food bank warehouse in the United States. Mr. McClelland spearheaded Houston Super Bowl Food Drive, which is now the largest in the state and annually collects three million pounds of food for Houston’s hungry. In addition, he sits on the boards of Memorial Hermann Hospitals, the Center for Houston’s Future, and the Posse Foundation.

Mr. McClelland received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and graduated from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.

More information about the San Jacinto College commencement ceremony can be found at www.sanjac.edu/graduation.


About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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