April 27, 2017
Vol. 4, Issue 9
Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board
Dr. Yvonne Katz
District 7

Vice Chair
Marcelo Casillas
District 4

Dr. Gene Sprague
District 6

Asst. Secretary
Denver McClendon
District 2

Joe Alderete, Jr.
District 1

Anna U. Bustamante
District 3

Roberto Zarate
District 5

Clint Kingsbery
District 8

James Rindfuss
District 9

Emmanuel Nyong
Student Trustee


Dr. Bruce Leslie
Alamo Colleges
Two Alamo Colleges District Colleges Recognized by the Quality Texas Foundation
St. Philip's College and San Antonio College have been recognized with awards from the Quality Texas Foundation.

Two of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District have been honored with awards for excellence by the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF). Alamo Colleges District - St. Philip's College (SPC) received Achievement Level recognition for the second time and is the only recipient of this award in 2017. This award establishes SPC as a consistent leader in student success and a recognized state role model for achieving sustained performance excellence. SPC also received an Achievement Level award in 2013.

Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College received the Progress Level award from QTF, recognizing the college for demonstrating strong and noteworthy capacities for dedication to quality and high performance. SAC is one of only four recipients of the Progress Level award in 2017.

Previously, the Alamo Colleges District's Support Operations (DSO) was honored with the 2016 TAPE. The DSO also was recognized at the Achievement Level in 2013. Alamo Colleges District - Palo Alto College was honored with the TAPE recognition in 2015.

The Quality Texas Foundation helps businesses, hospitals, schools, government agencies and non-profits improve performance. They educate, train, assess, provide feedback and recognize organizations committed to a journey of excellence. For a list of 2017 QTF awards, click here.

Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees
Selects Alicia Moreno as New Student Trustee
Alicia Moreno has been named
as the Alamo Colleges District Student Trustee.

At a special meeting on April 19, the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees selected Alicia Moreno as the new student trustee. The Alamo Colleges District is the only community college system in the state with a student trustee. Moreno will serve a one-year term, beginning May 1, 2017 and running through April 30, 2018.

Moreno, a student at Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College (PAC) with a 4.0 GPA, plans to earn a degree in veterinary technology and transfer to a local university to pursue a bachelor's degree. Moreno serves as the PAC Honors Legacy Club president, the PAC Student Government Association executive officer of student life and as a member and public relations executive officer for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. As Student Trustee, she is also a member of the Student District Council Executive Board.

Moreno's community involvement includes service at St. John's Catholic Church in Hondo, Texas, former service as a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and continued service to veterans and their caregivers as owner of Los Mirasoles Ranch, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization dedicated to the care of service members and those who support them.

As the student trustee, Moreno will serve as a non-voting student liasion to the board and the chancellor, representing students' interests at board meetings and other district meetings. She will undergo trustee training and, in recognition of her service on the board, she will receive a $300 scholarship at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters.

Alamo Colleges - St. Philip's College student Angelia Jacobs was named as an alternate student trustee. She will attend board meetings if Moreno is unable to do so.

Alamo Colleges' District students and representatives from area
non-profits attended the Chancellor's Partnership Breakfast.

Alamo Colleges District Event Celebrates Success of Partnerships

Recently, Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie hosted the leadership and representatives from approximately 40 partnering non-profit agencies to celebrate the impact their collaboration is having on the San Antonio community. With approximately $400,000 in federal funds to pay AmeriCorps members' stipends and federal work-study students' salaries, these non-profit agencies have been able to hire up to 21 AmeriCorps members and up to 58 work-study students from the Alamo Colleges District this academic year.

Through federal funding administered by the Alamo Colleges District, non-profit agencies are able to acquire full-time AmeriCorps members at a 50% cost or part-time work-study students at no cost to the agency, while these AmeriCorps and college students attain meaningful, career-relevant work experience in a real-world setting.

Work-study employee Deborah Haggard, who spoke at the breakfast, said that in one year at Family Service Association she has moved from performing administrative education work to being a critical player in the planning and coordinating of the agency's summer youth program. "This experience is furthering my passion to become a high school English teacher," she added.

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The Alamo Colleges District's mission is: empowering our diverse communities for success. Our vision is: the Alamo Colleges District will be the best in the nation in student success and performance excellence. The Alamo Colleges District is one district with five community colleges serving more than 80,000 students annually from Bexar County and seven other counties in our service area. We provide an affordable, quality college education that leads to associate degrees, certificates and transfers to four-year universities. Hundreds of thousands of Bexar County residents have come through the Alamo Colleges District education programs are major contributors to the economy and culture of Sa
n Antonio.