Experts answer your questions about applying to San Jacinto College

We were live with experts from San Jacinto College to answer your questions about enrollment, financial aid, tuition assistance and more on August 16.

Watch the recording on our ABC13 Facebook page or below.


Speaker: Jose DeJesusGil, Dean, Enrollment Services
Jose DejesusGil is the Dean of Enrollment Services at San Jacinto College. With over 10 years of experience in admissions, community outreach, social justice, student leadership development, and higher education he has spent his career forging and maintaining relationships with educational partners to create access for students. Jose earned his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and his M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Sam Houston State University. He is currently a board member for the TACAC and oversees the diversity, equity and inclusion programming for the association.


Speaker: Robert Merino, Dean, Financial Aid Services

Robert Merino has been helping students receive financial assistance at San Jacinto College for 24 years. He is presently serving as the Past-Chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Financial Aid Advisory Committee and the President-Elect for Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Robert earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree from the University of Houston - Victoria, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from San Jacinto College, and a Master's of Business Administration Degree from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.


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 spans five campuses serving approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually and 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.

For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit https://www.sanjac.edu/ or join the conversation on Facebook.