Houston Community College appoints Herlinda Garcia as trustee
The Houston Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to install former HCC trustee Herlinda Garcia to fill the position left vacant by trustee Mary Perez in District III.
"Garcia was sworn in as a new board member at a reception held at the HCC board meeting Thursday, Jan. 17. Garcia served as trustee of District III from 1989 to 2003. She is currently the principal of Houston Independent School District's J.P. Henderson Elementary School," according to a press release from Houston Community College.
The Houston Community College system operates colleges in Houston, Missouri City and Stafford serving more than 70,000 students each semester. It is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the county and has more international students than any community college in the country. Houston Community College serves the areas of the Houston Independent School District, Katy, Spring Branch, Alief, North Forest Independent School Districts, Stafford Municipal District and the Fort Bend portion of Missouri City.
Houston Community College was created in 1971 under the governance of Houston Independent School District as a result of a public referendum, and it was separated from HISD in 1989 when it established its own board of trustees. Houston Community College was restructured into a multi-college system in 1992. The system is accredited by the Commission of College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Houston Community College awards associate degrees in arts, arts in teaching, science and applied science as well as certificates.
The college is at 3100 Main St., Houston.
For more information, call 713-718-2000 or visit www.hccs.edu.
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