SWTJC earns coordinating board's best financial rating for 2012

Email this article 04/20/2012

Southwest Texas Junior College is one of 20 community college districts receiving the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's best financial condition rating for 2012.

SWTJC Associate Dean of Finance Anne Tarski presented the coordinating board's 2012 findings during the regular monthly meeting of the SWTJC Board of Trustees held April 19 in Uvalde.

"Of the 50 community college districts in the state, only 20 received the coordinating board's highest ranking of satisfactory and we are pleased to be one of them," Tarski said.

Seven Texas districts exhibited at least one symptom of ill financial health, three had two symptoms and 20 were listed by the state as unsatisfactory.

At its April meeting, board members also approved granting tenure to eight SWTJC instructors including Connie Buchanan, Amada Garcia, Abel Ortiz, Rosalinda Ortiz, Ann McKinney, Cheryl Sanchez, Claudia Valenzuela and Robert Zaiglin.

In other action, the board approved various catalog changes and tabled action on creating a committee to recommend changes to college hiring policies.

Board members also heard a report from Dean of Admissions and Student Services Joe Barker on the Survey of Entering Student Engagement and Dr. Hector Gonzales highlighted information in the state's annual community college accountability report.

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