Odessa College Reps visit new San Jacinto College facility
11.10.2017 | By Melissa Trevizo
Pictured above from left to right back row: Valerie Jones vice president for instruction Odessa College; Diane Carrasco, dean career technical and workforce education Odessa College; Rhonda Bell, dean, allied health/natural sciences San Jacinto /college and Debra Acuff, department chair, management/professional services San Jacinto College. From left to right front row: Mark Johnson, dean, business and technology San Jacinto College; Louis Gonzalez, executive director of enrollment services Odessa College, Jennifer Meyers, associate dean of technical education Odessa College; Bill Raffetto, provost San Jacinto College North Campus and Mike Varnell, department chair, industrial technology, San Jacinto College.
HOUSTON, Texas – Representatives from Odessa College visited the San Jacinto College North Campus Center for Industrial Technology, Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Odessa College is a fellow Aspen Institute Rising Star award winner, a distinction earned by San Jacinto College in March 2017.
The group toured the North Campus’ newest facilities for industrial and health science education, while sharing strategies for student success.
“I appreciate the representatives from Odessa College for making the trip to our institution,” said Mark Johnson, dean of business and technology at San Jacinto College. “As two of the top five community college’s in the nation, we hope that today’s exchange of ideas is something we can continue and something we can all benefit from.”
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, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.