The fall semester officially began Tuesday (Aug. 18) with the return of faculty members for the general faculty meeting on the Uvalde campus.
SWTJC President, Hector Gonzales, Ph.D. began his opening remarks with a request for a moment of silence in remembrance of administrative assistant, Josefina Verjan and grounds man, Natividad Gonzales, Sr. Both recently passed away.
Gonzales used his time to update faculty on the status and progress on a myriad of topics.
According to Gonzales the state legislature decided not to award community colleges with additional funds during this years legislative session in Austin.
“It was not a very positive session for community colleges, for the first time in many years the legislature had a lot of money to dole out, play with and allocate, however community colleges were not one of their chosen few to receive additional funds,” said Gonzales.
The legislature’s decision to cut additional funding to community colleges resulted in a $380,000 loss in state allocations for SWTJC.
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