David Mrizek assumed the role of Director of Institutional Planning and Evaluation after it was proposed to the President and subsequently established in September 1996 when it became clear that facilitating an effective institutional effectiveness plan is not a part time job. In 2000 he was asked by the President to assume the responsibilities as the Budget Officer for the college. The title was changed to reflect the new responsibilities. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness was established at the same time. He oversees planning, the budget, and research. In August of 2003 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the college. In December, 2007 he was approved as Vice President of College Services.
He is has been on the faculty at San Antonio College since 1970, four years as adjunct while serving in the U.S. Air Force and full time since January 1974. His first six years as a tenure track faculty member he was the Director of Forensics, the Speech Coach, in the Theatre and Communication Department. He was chair of that department from 1983 until he assumed the position as Director of Institutional Planning and Evaluation.
Mr. Mrizek received his B.S. in Education and M.A. in Rhetoric and Public Address degrees from Eastern Ilinois University. He has done additional graduate work in Communication, Education and Community College Development at Southwest Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin.
Concerning his current position Mrizek stated: "I really love this job. I realized I have always been a strategic planner. I just didn't know it by that description. When people would ask me how I retain such a positive attitude, I would tell them I always think in five year blocks of time. If I have a vision of what I want to happen five years down the road, I don't get as discouraged when I hit a brick wall or two along the way. I just bounce back and look for a gate."
Link to Institutional Planning
David Mrizek, M.A.
Location: Fletcher Administration Center, Suite 314
Administrative Assistant to Vice President
Phone: 210- 486-0936