Board of Trustees cancels May election
03.12.2015 | By Amanda Booren
PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto Community College District has canceled the election scheduled for May 9, 2015, after the filing deadline passed with no contested races.
Board of Trustees Positions 5, 6 and 7 were to be filled in the May election. The incumbents, Mr. Dan Mims (Position 6), Mr. John Moon, Jr. (Position 5), and Mr. Keith Sinor (Position 7), will be sworn in for another six years following the election canvassing in May.
Mr. Mims first joined the Board of Trustees in 2002, replacing 31-year Board member Dr. John Nichols. For more than a decade he has served in various leadership roles on the Board, including the last two as the Board Chairman. Mr. Mims also serves on the Board’s Building and Finance Committees, and previously was Chairman of the Building Committee. Mr. Mims is president of Mims Investment, Inc., a Houston-area leasing and warehouse business. He served as president of Mims Meat Company prior to its sale in 2010. An active member of the community, he has served on committees for UniPro Foodservice, a food service purchasing cooperative, as Board Secretary of the Greater Houston Restaurant Association, and as president of the North Shore Rotary Club. Mr. Mims has also served since 2005 as a volunteer member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and is currently a Vice Chairman of the Judging Contest Committee.
Mr. Moon was first elected to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees in May 2009. He is no stranger to the San Jacinto College, however, as he attended the College upon graduation from Sam Rayburn High School. Mr. Moon went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Science from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. A life-long resident of the area, Mr. Moon is the Executive Vice President of Moon Credit Corporation, and has been working in banking or investments since he was 15. He has been an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Moon and his wife, Sheressa, have four children, John, Robert, Donovan, and Kaylei. Mr. Moon serves as the Board of Trustees Secretary, and on the San Jacinto College Finance Committee.
Mr. Sinor is a Pasadena native and Deer Park resident, and graduated from Sam Rayburn High School. He is a former San Jacinto College student who went on to attend Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance, as well as a Master’s of Business Administration. He is also a certified public accountant. After a two-year stint in public accounting with Arthur Andersen, Mr. Sinor joined Sinor Engine Company, Inc., where he is currently a co-owner and chief financial officer. Mr. Sinor is actively involved in the community, previously serving on boards of the Deer Park Rotary Club and Deer Park Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Rae Sinor, and they have twin boys, John and Michael. In June 2011, he filled the remaining four years of Position 7, previously held by Mr. Wayne Slovacek, who retired from the board in December 2010 after 38 years of service. Mr. Sinor serves as the Board of Trustees Assistant Secretary, and sits on the San Jacinto College Building Committee.
“San Jacinto College is fortunate to have all three of these incumbents returning for another term to continue their service to our community,” said Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “Their vision and leadership, along with the entire Board of Trustees, has made San Jacinto College a leader in higher education and workforce training.”
The cancellation of the election will save San Jacinto College approximately $100,000. Elections for the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees occur every two years, in odd numbered years. Members of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees are elected in numbered at-large positions, 1 through 7, and serve six-year terms.
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.