jamelli cortez

Shift to Teaching Fueled by Passion

Jamelli Cortez started her journey at San Jacinto College in the Diagnostic medical sonography program.

In August 2021, Cortez took a part-time job with Galena Park Independent School District as a tutor, and her career goals changed forever.

Financial Highlights

The College’s financial position in FY 2023 continues to remain strong with total net position of $83.3 million which is an increase of $3.8 million or 5% over FY 2022. Below is a comparative graph of revenues and expenses for the last two fiscal years. Grants, contracts, federal revenue, and scholarship expenses were considerably higher in FY 2022 due to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds awarded to the College.

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All amounts expressed in millions

operating results 1

operating results 2
All amounts expressed in millions


General obligation bonds:

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CERN Interns Chase Impossible to Find Possible

cern students raul diaz and estevan salinas
Your fears and the inner voice that’s trying to dictate your decisions — don’t listen to them too often,” Diaz said. “Chase opportunities like this. If it’s possible, why not do it?”
Read Their Story
Raul Diaz and Estevan Salinas pinched themselves. One moment, they had been sitting in a physics classroom. The next, unpacking luggage in a Saint- Genis-Pouilly apartment on the France/Switzerland border, with the Jura Mountains spanning the horizon.

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Trustee Wheeler hangs up hat after 37 years
Near the end of his nine years on the La Porte ISD Board of Trustees, Dr. Ruede Wheeler recalls several San Jacinto College trustees visiting his office. Would he consider serving on the College's Board of Trustees? With trustee positions still appointed then, Wheeler considered, then answered, "Yes, I would."

Read about Dr. Wheeler's time with the Board


Dr. Ruede Wheeler...
  • Has a building named after him - the North Campus' Dr. Ruede M. Wheeler Occupational/Technical Building
  • Served as Board chair, chaired finance and building committees, and participated in several chancellor search committees
  • Helped plan three bond referendums, which passed by wide margins and added academic, workforce training, and student support facilities and two more campuses
  • Championed affordable textbooks, including supporting the College’s Open Books initiative, which provides free and low-cost materials to students

Dr. Ruede Wheeler