San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer.

Chancellor delivers annual State of the College address

San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer delivered the annual State of the College address Nov. 9 at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology on the Central Campus.

The theme for the 2023 State of the College address was “Within These Walls,” where the Chancellor discussed the positive outcomes happening within and beyond the walls of San Jacinto College. Hellyer highlighted success stories of students and alumni, while touting the expertise and advancements of faculty. She also shared the College’s impact on the community and industry partners. Audience members included the College’s Board of Trustees, elected officials, industry partners, community leaders, and San Jacinto College Foundation donors. 

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Dokes named Generation Park Campus provost

Dr. Destry Dokes has been named provost of the San Jacinto College Generation Park Campus. He has been serving as the executive director of the campus since 2020.

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in medical and higher education administration and a doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, Dokes has shown his ability to hold organizational leadership roles.

He serves as board chair of YMCA Lake Houston and board member of Partnership Lake Houston and is the Summer Creek Rotary Club past president. Additionally, Dokes has developed instrumental partnerships with Humble ISD, Service Wire Inc., and East Harris County Empowerment Council.

Dokes and his team have continued to grow campus enrollment by creating strong community partnerships.

Hollywood nights gala image.You’re invited to Hollywood Nights Gala May 17

Mark your calendar for a memorable evening! You’re invited to San Jacinto College’s Hollywood Nights Gala Friday, May 17 — a glamorous black-tie affair hosted by the San Jacinto College Foundation.

The gala will raise funds for the Promise @ San Jac Scholarship, which provides a debt-free degree or certificate to in-district high school graduates. We’re shifting the spotlight from college debt to dreams, and we need your help. You can help ensure the Promise @ San Jac Scholarship and debt-free education are available to students for generations to come.

The gala will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology at the Central Campus. Beyond supporting students — our rising stars — you can look forward to a cocktail hour, a delicious menu, and an entertaining evening mingling with other community members.

Take on a supporting role today to give students and their dreams center stage! Learn more about gala tickets and sponsorship opportunities:

Call 281-998-6104.
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