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San Jacinto College
Board of Trustees Election
News Release
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

San Jacinto College cancels Board of Trustees election

PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto Community College District will cancel its election for three Board of Trustees positions originally scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2011, due to each position being unopposed.

Board of Trustees Positions 1, 2, and 7 were to be filled in the May election. The candidates who filed for those positions will be sworn in at the June board meeting.

Mr. Brad Hance, 64, will fill Position 1 for a six-year term. A resident of Pasadena, Texas, he is president and CEO of MECO Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors for the San Jacinto College Foundation for four years, and currently holds the office of chairman of the board. Mr. Ben Meador, who has opted not to seek re-election, currently holds position 1.

Dr. Ruede Wheeler, 76, currently holds Position 2 on the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. He resides in La Porte, Texas, and is a retired dentist. He was first elected to the College board in 1986, and will fill Position 2 for another six years.

Mr. Keith Sinor, 42, will fill Position 7. A resident of Deer Park, Texas, he is co-owner of Sinor Engine Company, Inc., and a former San Jacinto College student. Position 7 is a four-year unexpired term that was vacated in December 2010 upon the retirement of longtime board member Mr. C. Wayne Slovacek.

Elections for the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees occur every two years, in odd numbered years. The Board is elected in numbered at-large positions, 1 through 7.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for nearly 50 years. We are committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of more than 29,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career-track choices. Students also benefit from the College’s workforce training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of ever-changing industry in the region. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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