PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Member Dan Mims was recently re-elected to serve as the western regional chair on the Association of Community College Trustees Board of Directors.
"I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the ACCT as western regional chair," said Mims, who is in his 20th year on the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. "The work we do collectively to address issues that are important to all community college students and employees is work that I do not take lightly. Every student deserves the opportunity to achieve a higher education credential, and I am honored to be a part of that."
The ACCT Board of Directors represents community college trustees throughout ACCT's membership territory, which currently includes the U.S. and several outlying territories, as well as some Canadian provinces. ACCT's membership territory is divided into five regions (Central, Northeast, Pacific, Southern, and Western). Through regional caucuses held on Oct. 14 and the membership-wide ACCT senate meeting, the membership elected and re-appointed its board members.
Mims was first elected to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees in 2002 and served as chair of the Board from 2013-2017. He has been an active member of both the finance and building committees. During his tenure on the Board, student success has remained his focus. Together with the other six members of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, he has helped the College become one of the top five community colleges in the country as recognized by the Aspen Institute and has been instrumental in helping to pass two bond referendums that have brought the College into the 21st century with technologically advanced facilities that provide optimum learning opportunities for students.
Besides serving San Jacinto College, Mims has been active at the state level with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a member of the Community and Technical College Leadership Advisory Council and Community College Association of Texas Trustees. At the national level, he also serves on the ACCT Membership and Communications Committee. Locally, Mims has been a member of the Rotary Club of North Shore since 1995, volunteers with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and is a staunch supporter of the San Jacinto College Foundation as a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Mims is president of Mims Investment Inc., a Houston-area leasing and warehouse business. He served as president of Mims Meat Company Inc., prior to its sale in 2010.
About the Association of Community College Trustees
The Association of Community College Trustees is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the U.S. and beyond. For more information, visit acct.org. Follow ACCT on Twitter@CCTrustees.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top five community colleges in the nation, as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence in 2021, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's