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Evans-Shabazz named chair of HCC Board of Trustees

HOUSTON [Jan.19, 2018] – Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz is the new chair of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. The trustees elected Dr. Evans-Shabazz, who represents District IV, at the January 18 board meeting.

“I fully support Chancellor Cesar Maldonado and the HCC administration as they continue to transform the college into a model institution,” Evans-Shabazz said.

Dr. Evans-Shabazz, a board member since 2015, is a former teacher and currently a real estate professional.

The board also named Pretta VanDible Stallworth as vice-chair. Elected to the board to represent District IX in December 2017, VanDible Stallworth was named to the post by fellow trustees on the same day of her ceremonial swearing-in . She previously served on the board from 1989 to 1993 and is an educator and business consultant.

Trustee Zeph Capo was elected board secretary. Capo has represented District I on the board  since his election in 2013 and is the vice president and legislative director for the Houston Federation of Teachers.

Also at the January -18 board meeting, the board passed a “Resolution of Unity and Support” by a vote of 8-0, resolving to work together in a professional and collegial manner and disavowing trustee actions that circumvent the college’s policies and procedures, cause unnecessary distraction, or do not support the college’s mission. The resolution also recognized achievements under Dr. Maldonado’s leadership, including

•           Increasing the annual awards of certificates and degrees by 22%

•           Increasing dual-credit student enrollment by 35%

•           Establishing 14 Workforce Centers of Excellence

•           Establishing the historic partnership with Apple and the launching of the iCDS (Coding and Design School)

•           Retiring more than $19 million in bonded indebtedness and removing the negative watch by rating agencies

Finally, the board approved a proposal to hire a consultant to work with the college to develop a long-term strategic plan. 

“I am grateful for the support of my colleagues and pleased that they joined me in voting for the resolution of unity and support,” said Evans-Shabazz.  “The college has made tremendous strides under Chancellor Maldonado’s leadership and I am excited to begin long-term strategic planning as we chart a course for the college’s future.”

 

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