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San Jacinto College breaks ground on new Generation Park Campus

San Jacinto College’s newest campus at Generation Park is slated to open fall 2020. Pictured left to right: John Peter, San Jacinto College Foundation board member; Gonzalo Echeverria, McCord Development Director of Design and Planning; Rick Yarbrough, McCord Development Director of Land Development; Ian Adler, McCord Development Director of Marketing; John Flournoy, McCord Development Director of Sales and Leasing; Keith Sinor, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Secretary; Dan Mims, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Vice Chair; Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor; Ryan McCord, McCord Development President; Erica Davis Rouse, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Assistant Secretary; John Moon, Jr., San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Member; Dr. Ruede Wheeler, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Member; and Hector Morales, Manager of Educational Programming for the Office of Commissioner, Precinct 2 Adrian Garcia. (Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College)

HOUSTON, Texas — San Jacinto College leaders, elected officials, and community partners gathered Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to break ground on the new Generation Park Campus, which will expand the College’s educational accessibility to students and residents of North Houston.

The 57-acre project will become the College’s fifth campus, complementing San Jacinto’s North, Central, South, and Maritime Campuses, currently serving approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually.

“We’re very excited to see this project begin to materialize,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “We’ve been in the evaluation and planning stages for several years and this new campus will be a wonderful asset for the local community and the many students who will attend here. San Jacinto College is proud to be part of this rapidly growing area and we are positioned to serve the needs of the northern part of our taxing district. We look forward to serving the surrounding area by being an academic transfer partner and a resource for workforce training.”

The first phase of construction will feature a $26 million facility spanning 55,000 square feet, which will house general education and academic classes. Initially focusing on the educational needs of transfer students, the new campus will ultimately expand course offerings as further construction is completed.

“We are thrilled construction has begun on San Jacinto College’s Generation Park campus and look forward to welcoming their faculty, staff, and students in the fall of 2020, ” said Ryan McCord, President of McCord Development. “San Jacinto College gives a competitive advantage to companies at Generation Park by providing access to the next generation of talent at a top college and the opportunity to invest in current and future employees.”

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia was also in attendance for the campus groundbreaking and presented San Jac leadership with an American flag from the state capitol for the new campus and congratulated the College for serving as champions for the educational community.

The new Generation Park Campus is set to open for classes in fall 2020.