Super Bowl chairman to deliver San Jacinto College commencement address
04.06.2016 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas – Mr. Ric Campo, Chairman of the Super Bowl LI Host Committee, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Camden Property Trust, will speak to May graduates at the San Jacinto College commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
The May commencement ceremony will bring together San Jacinto College graduates from each of the four campuses for one combined ceremony. It will take place at 7 p.m., at NRG Stadium, on May 14.
“Ric Campo is a true champion for the City of Houston,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor, Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “He understands the importance of a strong local economy, and supports the need to create jobs here along the Texas Gulf Coast. I am excited for our 2016 graduates to hear his message.”
Mr. Campo began his real estate career after graduating from Oregon State University in 1976. After working for a private Houston real estate company, Mr. Campo co-founded Camden’s predecessor companies in 1982 and has spent nearly 30 years building the company.
Mr. Campo is active in the Houston community, in addition to his role as Chairman of the Houston Super Bowl Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations that focus on the economic development, business outlook, and future grown of Houston, including Central Houston, Inc., the Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the Greater Houston Partnership. Mr. Campo is also the Chairman of the Houston First Corporation, which is a local government corporation that facilitates the city’s economic growth through the business of conventions and the arts.
He is an executive advisory board member for the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business; is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, where he serves on the executive board; the National Multi Housing Council, where he serves on the executive committee; and was past chairman of the Urban Land Institute. The Houston Business Journal named him its 2016 Landmark Award winner for lifetime achievement in real estate.
San Jacinto College remains focused on helping students complete what they start. In each of the last three academic years, the College has issued more than 5,000 certificates and associate degrees, including 6,144 during the 2014-2015 academic year.
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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.