San Jacinto College contracts and purchasing team earns national award
08.23.2017 | By Melissa Trevizo
PASADENA, Texas — For the fourth year, the San Jacinto College contracts and purchasing team has been awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award (AEP) for 2017 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI).
“I am extremely proud of the hard work and professionalism demonstrated by the contracts and purchasing team,” said Ann Kokx-Templet, director of contracts and purchasing. “Being recognized by both state and national procurement organizations for our accountability, integrity and financial stewardship is both rewarding and motivational as we strive for continuous improvement in achieving the mission of student success.”
San Jacinto College is one of only 25 institutions of higher education across the nation and one of only four community colleges in Texas to earn the award this year.
The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on standardized criteria. The AEP is awarded annually to recognize innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership in the procurement function.
The AEP program encourages the development of excellence as well as continued organizational improvement to earn the award annually.
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 semester 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.