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Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board
James Rindfuss
District 9

Vice Chairman
Marcelo Casillas
District 4

Anna U. Bustamante
District 3

Asst. Secretary
Dr. Yvonne Katz
District 7

Joe Alderete Jr.
District 1

Denver McClendon
District 2

Roberto Zarate
District 5

Dr. Gene Sprague
District 6

Gary Beitzel
District 7

Jacob Wong
Student Trustee


Dr. Bruce Leslie
Alamo Colleges

 May 2014

diversestudentsAlamo Colleges Achieves Record Number of Degrees and Certificates Awarded

The Alamo Colleges continues to make significant progress on achieving greater student success, with a record 6,371 degrees and certificates awarded to students in FY 2013! The number of degrees and certificates awarded represents a 56% increase since 2006!

“This achievement reflects the progress we are making in our purposeful effort to increase the number of our students who successfully complete their educational goals with us,” said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. “Our ability to produce increasing numbers of students who complete their education and technical training makes the Alamo Colleges an essential contributor to the local economy, supplying the skilled labor force critical to the growth and viability of existing companies and new prospective employers,” he added.




Image of Dr. Leslie at Port San AntonioAlamo Colleges Names Student Trustee to Board

Jacob Wong has been selected to serve as the student trustee on the Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees. He is the first and only student to serve as a trustee on the board of any community college in Texas. Wong will serve a one-year term, beginning May 6, 2014 and running through April 30, 2015. Wong, a sophomore majoring in psychology at San Antonio College, is a former Student Government Association president.

"The addition of a student trustee to the board reflects the Alamo Colleges' commitment to providing our students with leadership preparation and experience to complement their academic achievements," said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. "We look forward to the valuable contributions Jacob Wong will make as the voice of students on our board," he added.

As the student trustee, Wong will serve as a non-voting student liaison to the board and the chancellor, representing students' interests at board meetings and other district meetings. He will undergo trustee training and, in recognition of his service on the board, Wong will receive a $300 scholarship at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters. St. Philip's College student Rudy Padilla was named as an alternate student trustee. He will attend board meetings if Wong is unable to attend.

Image of Dr. Leslie at Port San AntonioAlamo Colleges Expands International Successes

The Alamo Colleges continues to enhance its reputation as a leader in higher education around the globe. In February, faculty members from partner institutions in Brazil participated in an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program, along with customized professional development training.

Then, in March, 21 senior administrators from the Institutio Federal Sul-rio-grandense (IFS) in Brazil participated in a week-long development program in higher education administration and leadership. Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and Marcelo Bender Machado, chancellor of the IFS, signed a partnership agreement, solidifying their commitment to work toward enriching the educational and professional preparation of faculty and students in southern Brazil.

Also visiting the Alamo Colleges this year was a delegation from Bolivia. Following their visit, the delegation is planning to send a group of twenty or more faculty members to Alamo Colleges for a customized summer training program to include ESL and technical training. A partnership agreement also was signed at the close of the visit.

The Alamo Colleges’ continues its collaboration with the technical and polytechnical universities in Mexico. Earlier this year, Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie signed a memorandum of understanding between the Alamo Colleges and the city of Querétaro to provide capacity building and technical training for several universities and institutes in the city, as well as local industry.

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