Hellyer elected to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees

03.18.2014 | By Amanda L. Booren

Hellyer elected to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees


PASADENA, Texas – Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor, has been elected by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Assembly to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Hellyer’s term on the SACSCOC Board will run through December 31, 2016.

SACSCOC serves as the recognized regional accrediting body for institutions of higher education that award degrees in the 11 southeastern states. The Commission’s main purpose is the improvement of the educational quality throughout the region and assurance to the public that its member institutions meet established standards. As a Trustee, Dr. Hellyer will represent more than 800 institutions and be responsible for determining Commission policy, reviewing and making decisions regarding the accreditation of institutions, and conducting the initial review for any proposed dues changes or any modifications to the standards of the Commission.

Dr. Hellyer will also serve on the Board’s Committee on Compliance and Reports, which evaluates institutional reports and formulates recommendations regarding institutions and their accreditation status with SACSCOC.

“This is a tremendous honor,” commented Dr. Hellyer, who is in her fifth year as Chancellor of San Jacinto College. “I appreciate the support and confidence of the Assembly to continue their important work. I am committed to the mission of the Commission and I look forward to working with the Board in the upcoming years to ensure that our institutions remain dedicated to the success of our students.”

In 2009, Dr. Hellyer was appointed Chancellor of San Jacinto College, however, she began working at the institution in 1996 as the inaugural director for the San Jacinto College Foundation. Since then, she has served in a number of executive positions, including executive vice president for resource development, vice chancellor for fiscal affairs, chief financial officer, and executive vice chancellor.

Dr. Hellyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas; a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin; and a doctorate degree in community college leadership from the University of Texas at Austin. She received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin in spring 2009. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Texas.


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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