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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212


Weeks of Welcome

Dr. Vela fist pumps Mr.Joseph Liedecke, Coordinator of Student Success with Office of Civic Engagement during Weeks of Welcome onAugust 29, 2017. Dr. Vela and the SAC community welcomed back students for the Fall 2017 semester.


Weeks of Welcome

Dr. Vela fist pumps Mr.Joseph Liedecke, Coordinator of Student Success with Office of Civic Engagement during Weeks of Welcome onAugust 29, 2017. Dr. Vela and the SAC community welcomed back students for the Fall 2017 semester.


Baptist Health Foundation

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Dr. Vela accepts a $25,000 check from Mr. Cody Knowlton, President and CEO of Baptist Health Foundation. Funds from this gift from the Baptist Health Foundation will provide continued support of SAC students in the Dental Assisting, EMT Paramedic, Human Services Addiction Counseling, Medical Assisting, and Nursing programs. Thank you Baptist Health Foundation for your continued support!

Scobee Planetarium

Solar Eclipse

Dr. Vela checks out the total eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 from atop the Scobee Education Center. The Scobee Education Center hosted over 2,000 San Antonio community guests to experience the first total eclipse in the US since 1979 and gave away over 1,500 official eclipse sunglasses to view the eclipse. 

Graduation Photo

Graduation Photo

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Dr. Vela addressed the over 1,100 San Antonio College graduates at Freeman Coliseum. Congratulations Graduates, you make us SAC Proud!

Kamau Bell

Kamau Bell

Dr. Vela with W. Kamau Bell backstage of San Antonio College's FACES series on Thursday, February 2, 2017.  W. Kamau Bell, Socio-Political Comedian, presented his "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour" show at the McAllister Auditorium.


It'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 District 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!

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          Dr. Robert Vela, Jr.

Dr. VelaRobert Vela, Ed.D. currently serves as the 12th President of San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas. One of the largest single-campus community colleges in Texas, and one of the biggest in the nation, San Antonio College is the flagship institution in the Alamo Colleges district made up of five colleges. Vela assumed the role of President in August 2014, after serving as the Dean of Student Affairs, Vice President of Student Affairs, and Vice President for Student and Academic Success for nearly six years. During that time, he also served as the Interim District Director for the Alamo Colleges' Center for Student Information in 2010. Read More.

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Vice Presidents

Dr. Blackwood Vice President for Academic Success (VPAS)
Dr. Jothany Blackwood
Dr. Lovato

Vice President of College Services (VPCS)
Dr. Stella Lovato

Dr. Alcorta Vice President for Student Success (VPSS)
Dr. Lisa Alcorta


President's Staff

Janet Janet Lozano
Administrative Assistant
to the President
Phone:  210-486-0957
FAX:  210-486-9254

Clarissa Vargas
Services Specialist
Phone:  210-486-0961

Irene Irene CIsneros-Fuentes
San Antonio College Scholarships Coordinator
Phone:  210-486-0963 
DeeDee Dinorah González
Project Facilitator
Phone:  210-486-0967
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Contact Information

Dr. Robert Vela

Location: Fletcher Administration Center, Suite 323 
Phone: 210-486-0959
FAX:  210-486-9254