“Students choose San Antonio College over other options because of our long-standing reputation for providing quality education at a fraction of the cost. In one of the largest cities in the country, San Antonio College confers more than 4,000 degrees and certificates per year to our committed students. With many academic programs to choose from and over ten signature programs deemed ‘excellent’ by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, San Antonio College helps students develop the knowledge and skills they need to forge their personal, academic, and career goals.”

Dr. Robert Vela, President, San Antonio College

Dr. Vela

Dr. Robert Vela, President

San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas  | www.alamo.edu/sac/ | Established 1925 | Leticia M. Adams, NISOD Liaison

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

When did San Antonio College become a NISOD Member?
The college became a member in 1996.

Why is San Antonio College a NISOD Member?
NISOD’s commitment to teaching excellence and student success are core values of our institution. The accessibility to top notch resources and benefits allows us to broaden the scope of supporting professional development for faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Which NISOD benefits does San Antonio College use the most and how?
The annual NISOD Excellence Awards highlight administrators, faculty, and staff who have an unwavering commitment to education and student success. Recipients are celebrated during the International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, an outstanding assembly of colleagues from across the globe sharing diverse ideas and perspectives in higher education.

Interesting News Happening at San Antonio College

SAC Partners with San Antonio Independent School District to Start Nursing and Health Care Early College High School
San Antonio College has entered into a new partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) to create the Healthcare Pathways Technology Early College High School, or H-TECH, an early college high school that will prepare students with skills, credentials, and an industry-specific associate degree necessary for high-demand careers in nursing and healthcare. The Healthcare Pathways Technology Early College High School will debut in 2020-2021 as the second of its kind in San Antonio.

SAC Signs Agreement With Angelo State University to Help Social Work Majors
San Antonio College (SAC) and Angelo State University (ASU) want to help students who want to help others. An agreement between the two schools establishes the Social Work Direct Path program, which minimizes time and cost for students who transfer from San Antonio College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work at Angelo State University.

SAC Professor First Recipient of National Latinx Educator Award
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education has bestowed the first ever Community College Award to Liz Ann Baez Aguilar, Professor of English at San Antonio College. The honor recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in advocacy, teaching, or leadership, and has provided significant contributions to the community college enterprise.

SAC Student Advocacy Center Receives $760,000 United Way Grant
The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County awarded the San Antonio College Student Advocacy Center a $760,000 grant to create a helpline to support students at SAC and the other colleges in the Alamo Colleges District. The five-year grant will create a new level of help for students in need of social services.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.