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President

Dr. Robert Vela walks alongside students on October 21, 20145 to raise awareness on Domestic Violence kicking a month long effort to stop domestic violence.
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Dr. Robert Vela walks alongside students on October 21, 20145 to raise awareness on Domestic Violence kicking a month long effort to stop domestic violence.
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Dr. Vela presents a $500 check on December 4, 2015 to student, Ian Wardzinski for his award winning artwork that appeared on the SAC 2015 Holiday Card.
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Dr. Vela worked closely with Texas State Senator Jose Menedez to help the Alamo Colleges Receive a $8.9 million state appropriation for veterans services facilities.  Plans are already underway for SAC to build a new $7.6m Veterans Victory Center.
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During the 2015 Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Robert Vela honored Dr. June Scobee Rodgers as SAC's Outstanding Former Student.
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Tune your radio dial to KSYM 90.1 FM on Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m. to hear Dr. Vela on the 'Speaking of SAC' morning show.
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Dr. Vela and SAC Staff Council distribute gifts to Brackenridge Elementary students in grades K through 5.  SAC faculty and staff donated over 750 gifts so that each child had a gift to take home.
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Dr. Vela was named a "2015 Javelina Distinguished Alumnus" for his alma mater, Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

Dr. Robert VelaIt's my pleasure to welcome you to San Antonio College!

Since 1925, SAC has provided students with a top-notch, quality education.  Still today, nearly 90 years after we opened our doors to the community, SAC offers a diverse class selection, affordable tuition, small class sizes, respected faculty and 11 exemplary programs.

As president, it is my job to ensure every student who seeks an education is given ample opportunities to be successful.  As a part of the Alamo Colleges district, we are charged by the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees and Chancellor, Dr. Bruce Leslie, to meet the needs of our growing community.  Each day, our incredible faculty and staff work together to reach our wildly important goal:  Student Success.

Our focus expands not only to degree-seeking students who intend to transfer to a four-year university, but to students who are seeking job training, self-enrichment and professional development.  On average, SAC serves about 24,000 students each semester.  Being the second largest higher education institution in San Antonio, we are proud of our diverse student body.  Students, of all ages, come to us from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, countries, and states.

On any given day during the academic year, you will find an array of events, activities, service opportunities and more, happening all around campus and in our community.  I urge you to participate and experience all San Antonio College has to offer.

Being President of SAC is a big job, but it is a highly rewarding position too.  I am honored to be at the helm of this great institution, and I look forward to many years to come.

Go Rangers!

Dr. Robert Vela

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Contact Information

Dr. Robert Vela, President
Location: Fletcher Administration Center, Suite 323 
Phone: 210-486-0959
FAX:  210-486-9254
Email: sac-pres@alamo.edu  

 

Staff:

Janet Lozano
Administrative Assistant to the President
Phone:  210-486-0957
FAX:  210-486-9254
Email:  jlozano@alamo.edu 

Clarissa Vargas
Administrative Services Specialist
Phone:  210-486-0961
Email:  cvargas108@alamo.edu

Irene CIsneros-Fuentes
San Antonio College Scholarships Coordinator
Phone:  210-486-0963
Email:  ifuentes2@alamo.edu 

Dinorah González
Project Facilitator
Phone:  210-486-0967
Email:  dgonzalez103@alamo.edu 

  

Vela's View

Vela's View is a reoccurring column about the importance of education and higher learning.  Written from the perspective of Dr. Robert Vela, President of San Antonio College, it provides insight into the world of higher education and addresses topics related to education as a whole.


Volume 1, Issue 1: Here to Help 

Volume 1, Issue 2:  You can do it!