State gives San Jacinto College a ‘clean’ audit
10.10.2014 | By Rob Vanya
Members of the San Jacinto College team that assisted with the audit include, from left (front row): Angela Perkins, supervisor, campus business office; Dr. Wanda Munson, dean, enrollment management / college registrar; Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president; Dr. Catherine O’Brien, associate vice chancellor for learning; and Carla Fearnley, college bursar; (back row): Van Wigginton, provost; Kevin McKisson, dean, enrollment services, Central Campus; Bill Dickerson, director, accounting and financial services; Wayne Wauters, director, employment; Shanna Dement, director, compensation and human resources information services; Kathy Edwards, coordinator, Banner student services; Rob Stanicic, chief information officer; and Joan Rondot, associate college registrar. Team members not pictured include Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor; Joanna Zimmermann, interim vice president, student services; Robert Merino, dean, financial aid services; and Denise Davidson, enrollment services specialist. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently audited San Jacinto College with positive results of “no significant findings.”
“An audit with ‘no significant findings’ is considered a ‘clean’ audit,” commented Dr. Wanda Munson, San Jacinto College dean of enrollment management and college registrar. “This is significant, and good news because the Coordinating Board bases state funding for the College for the next biennium on the results of the audit.”
The San Jacinto College Central Campus was selected at random for the audit. The audit examined key areas of operations, including student contact hours, student enrollments, courses, faculty, graduates, Texas Success Initiatives statuses and progression, and end-of-course completions and grades.
“The team worked diligently to get ready for the audit to make sure all of our records and processes were in place and working effectively,” commented Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president. “Each person had an important role in ensuring that the auditor had everything she needed and that all questions were answered. During the visit, she met with several administrators and staff members. We learned a great deal by talking through processes, and she was very impressed with the work and oversight we demonstrated. I could not be prouder of those who contributed to the success of the audit.”
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. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.