Aug. 5, 2019
The Alamo Colleges District Snapshot Newsletter is published bi-monthly and features stories from the district support offices and the five colleges. Our mission is to empower our diverse communities for success.
Alamo Colleges District Dedicates New District Support Operations Building With Ribbon Cutting
An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the entrance of the Alamo Colleges District’s new District Support Operations building for a festive ribbon cutting to dedicate the new facility and introduce it to the neighboring community. The imposing new 159,217-square-foot, three-story facility sits on 12.5 acres, surrounded by oak and pecan trees and water-saving landscaping. The new offices allow support staff for all of the district’s five colleges to be housed in one location for the first time, funded by debt refinancing savings and proceeds from the sale of the older surplus facilities throughout Bexar County. It includes the offices of the chancellor and vice chancellors, human resources, workforce education, student financial aid, finance and fiscal services, information technology, student success and academic success.
Alamo Colleges District Receives $1,071,249 Job Training Grant
Alamo Colleges District is collaborating with H-E-B, LP, Liquid Web LLC, Internet Contrast Company, IP Secure and Rackspace US Inc., as well as the Workforce Solutions Alamo, Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County for a $1,071,249 Skills Development Fund Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
This grant will be used to provide customized training to 1,310 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with a focus on information technology.
District 2 Trustee McClendon Retires After 16 Years Of Service
At their regular July meeting, the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of long-time District 2 trustee Denver McClendon. The trustees praised McClendon for his 16 years of service on the board, which included serving as board chair, chair of the Policy and Long-range Planning Committee and outstanding service on numerous other committees during his tenure. McClendon was appointed to the board in July 2003, then won election in May 2004. His resignation was effective August 1.
Three Alamo Colleges Among Best Online Community College Programs In Nation
Three of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District—Palo Alto College (PAC), San Antonio College (SAC) and St. Philip’s College (SPC)—have been recognized as having some of the top online community college programs in the nation according to, a leading source of information on higher education preparation and college planning resources. PAC is listed at number seven, with SPC at number 22 and SAC at number 36. The ranking by, updated annually, lists accredited, not-for-profit two-year colleges that offer affordable and quality online degree programs.
Planning Underway For Alamo Colleges Southside Education And Training Center
As part of the $450 million bond package approved by voters in 2017, the Alamo Colleges District is in the planning stages for the Southside Education and Training Center (SETC). In partnership with the Southside Independent School District (SISD), the SETC will be built on land provided by SISD near Highway 281 S. and FM 2537, just behind Losoya Intermediate School. The goal of the project is to create a facility that will meet accreditation standards to allow students the opportunity to earn both academic and workforce education degrees and certificates, utilizing the instructional resources of Palo Alto College.
Grandpa Graduate Finishes Degree From San Antonio College After 45 Years
Jim Koenig enrolled at  San Antonio Colleg e (SAC) in the fall of 1963 to get an education so that he could advance himself and his family. There, Koenig met his future wife, Bonnie, at the SAC Student Center. After marriage, Koenig got a full-time job at City Public Service (CPS) and advanced within his career, eventually becoming the Director of Utility Coordination, a title he held for 22 years. Upon retirement, Koenig completed his final two courses at SAC and was able to walk across the stage at SAC’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony in May.
Northeast Lakeview College Nets Commitment Level Recognition
Northeast Lakeview College completed the requirements for recognition at the Commitment Level by the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF) and received its award at the recent Quality Texas Conference.
The QTF assists organizations with continuous improvement efforts by utilizing the Baldrige framework. Since 1993, the QTF has administered the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) as an independent non-profit corporation. Winning TAPE symbolizes that the organization is one of the best in the state of Texas, based upon a very rigorous and robust process.

August Board Meeting
The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday, August 20, at 6 p.m. in the Alamo Colleges District's Multipurpose Conference Center (Board Room, W-116), located at 2222 N. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78215. Learn More >
New Student Convocation - SPC
St. Philip's College students and their families are encouraged to attend a day of information and fun at the New Student Convocation, to be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the Watson Fine Arts Center. Learn More >
New Student Convocation - NLC
Northeast Lakeview College students are encouraged to attend the official introduction to NLC life and culture at the New Student Convocation, to be held on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the Student Commons Building. Learn More >
New Palomino Family Day - PAC
All new incoming Palo Alto College students and their families are invited to New Palomino Family Day for their official induction into the PAC family. It will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., in the PAC Gymnasium. Learn More >
Marcelo Casillas ( Chair ), Joe Alderete, Jr. ( Vice-Chairman ), Anna Uriegas Bustamante ( Secretary ), Joe Jesse Sanchez ( Asst. Secretary ), Roberto Zárate, Dr. Gene Sprague, Dr. Yvonne Katz, Clint Kingsbery and Alejandra Gomez ( Student Trustee )
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