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Strategic Plan

With our mission centered around student success and providing  high-quality education for students from all walks of life, a strategic plan is essential for San Jacinto College. Discover how San Jac’s core values, priorities, and goals contribute to our strategic plan and help our students reach academic and career success.

We honor and recognize our strategic goals and values that drive our decision-making and commit to living our values in our everyday work.
Brenda Hellyer, Ed.D.

Our Annual Report to the Community

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Read the Plan

Our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan is a document we refer to and update on a regular basis. Find the latest version of the plan in PDF form to read from top to bottom.

What Drives Us

Yearly Objectives

Every year, we focus on specific priorities to create the best educational environment possible. Find out what we’re working on this year.

Long-Term Vision

At San Jac, we believe that a student’s success is our success. Explore how our vision, mission, and values help students achieve their personal, academic, and career dreams.

One Plan. Five Goals.

Take a look at San Jac’s goals and the strategies we’re implementing to achieve them.

San Jac holds student success as its foundational goal. This foundational goal informs and guides all aspects of the institution. Our credit and non-credit instructional programs ensure currency in career and transfer programs that allow students to explore, define, and achieve their goals. San Jac is creating a learning environment that provides intentional and comprehensive support services and resources, innovative teaching strategies and delivery methods, and affordable course materials. Our faculty, staff, and administrators are dedicated to the goal of student success: serving every student in a culture of equity and achievement.

  • Strategy 1: Establish defined pathways to the credentials needed for high-paying, entry-level careers. 
  • Strategy 2: Establish Associate degree transfer pathways that ensure courses apply toward completion of Bachelor’s degrees. 
  • Strategy 3: Provide a rigorous teaching and learning environment that challenges and supports students through a curriculum that reflects equity, diversity, and inclusivity. 
  • Strategy 4: Provide support services and seamless processes and systems from entry to completion through a compelling array of services and personalized academic and career planning.
  • Strategy 5: Continue developing programs and processes that reduce time to completion and lower the costs of course materials. 
  • Strategy 6: End internal and external barriers that prevent students from entering college and achieving their educational goals.

San Jac will advance the area's economic success by serving as the hub for local and regional workforce development. By collaborating with business and industry, we will create and deliver superior experiential training that equips our region with an adaptable workforce. It is our goal that each student enters the workforce with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed for career advancement.

  • Strategy 1: Ensure workforce certification and training are leading-edge, meet the current and future needs of local and regional businesses and industries, and support students in achieving employment and career advancement.
  • Strategy 2: Optimize the membership and expand the charge of program advisory committees and industry sector advisory councils. These actions will provide strategic leadership at the CEO and senior management level and leadership at the practitioner and operations level.
  • Strategy 3: Collaborate with industries to create nationally recognized Centers of Innovation and Training that support specific industry development and workforce needs.
  • Strategy 4: Work with regional economic development organizations to advance workforce training, programs, and initiatives.
  • Strategy 5: Develop stackable industry certification courses that complement various professional and workforce needs. Also, offer students industry certifications to enhance credit pathways. 
  • Strategy 6: Expand internship and apprenticeship programs that deliver the experience students need for employment and career advancement. Also, develop innovative internships where part-time credit and non-credit students can take part.

Our College is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining quality and diverse employees who are passionate about our mission. To serve the needs of our communities, San Jac requires effective performance, achievement, and teamwork. Our commitment to professional development and learning is supported by a partnership with employees to advance knowledge, creativity, and capabilities. All employees are responsible for their commitment to excellence and inclusion through a system that defines expectations, responsibilities, accomplishments, and rewards.

  • Strategy 1: Attract and keep employees that promote an inclusive culture, creating a work environment that nurtures and develops employees to their full potential.
  • Strategy 2: Advance the organizational culture through a change management strategic model, readiness, high team and individual performance, and improved effectiveness.
  • Strategy 3: Cultivate organizational agility to ensure innovation in higher education.
  • Strategy 4: Create a strong learning and development environment that expands knowledge, skills, and abilities for long-term strategic alignment, continuity planning, and opportunities for succession.
  • Strategy 5: Build effective teams that deliver innovative solutions through diverse experiences and contributions.
  • Strategy 6: Identify and develop high-potential employees to grow and sustain the talent pipeline in essential technical, professional, leadership, and executive positions.

San Jacinto College pursues transparent, efficient, and effective operational practices and maintains standards that promote and cultivate excellence throughout the College’s operations. Evaluation of current practices is encouraged, new ideas are heard and considered, and all decisions are made in the best interests of our students. Continuous improvement is required to address the College’s current and future challenges and to help ongoing initiatives.

  • Strategy 1: Optimize the use of College resources to fund and help strategic initiatives while maintaining fiscal viability and sustainability.
  • Strategy 2: Base daily decision-making on those items that encourage and advance the student success agenda.
  • Strategy 3: Remove barriers that hinder forward movement for students, employees, and external partnerships.
  • Strategy 4: Operate San Jac to bolster its image and maintain public trust.
  • Strategy 5: Focus on and address current needs while envisioning and coordinating requirements for the future.

San Jacinto College is proud to partner with educational institutions, community groups, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, businesses, and industries. By leveraging these partnerships, San Jac will reach all our communities to provide educational opportunities. Through collaboration, we expand our capacity to meet the needs of our students and partners.

  • Strategy 1: Strengthen work with school districts, other community colleges, and universities to expedite successful completion, transfer, and entry into the workforce.
  • Strategy 2: Create strategies that reach new student populations.
  • Strategy 3: Develop partnerships that help San Jac provide services that promote fair outcomes.
  • Strategy 4: Advance partnerships that further economic development efforts in the region.
  • Strategy 5: Identify external funding opportunities that support initiatives that benefit San Jac, the community, and the local economy.
  • Strategy 6: Offer students activities, events, and opportunities that further their education and personal development. These new experiences will expand their understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Our Foundational Beliefs

Underlying our strategic plan are four assumptions that we hold true as an institution.
  1. Equity

    San Jac aims to achieve equity for our students and community. Equity calls for just and fair inclusion in a learning culture in which all can take part, prosper, and reach their full potential. We serve the diverse populations in our community by providing access to quality education. That advances our students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. In our decisions, we ask: “How does this affect equity and opportunity for our students and community?”

  2. Collaborative Communication

    San Jac will foster open, transparent, and collaborative communication across the College that will support its mission, vision, and strategic initiatives. Effective and active communication is the responsibility of each employee.

  3. Continuous Improvement

    San Jac will ensure that students have the opportunity to complete their educational goals by improving processes, systems, and programs. The College will adapt to remove barriers and create efficient ways  to manage opportunities and challenges.

  4. Continue One-College Alignment

    San Jac operates as a single entity. As such, the College’s campuses, centers, programs, and services show a unity of purpose, standards, and beliefs. All areas and departments of the College will work collaboratively by focusing on providing students with a consistent, quality experience across the entire College. Common policies, procedures, and practices will guide San Jac as it implements the Strategic Plan.

Have Questions?

Have any questions about our strategic plan? Feel free to contact us!
Amanda Fenwick
Vice President, Mktg and PR
(281) 998-6160
Mandi Reiland
Manager, Executive Operations
(281) 998-6101