San Jacinto College Leadership

Our leadership team at San Jacinto College–including our Chancellor and Strategic Leadership Team–is committed to student success and the College's mission and vision.

CHANCELLOR DR. BRENDA HELLYER

Brenda Hellyer

Dr. Brenda Hellyer

CHANCELLOR

Strategic Leadership

Dr. Laurel Williamson

Dr. Laurel Williamson

Deputy Chancellor and College President
Dr. Williamson is a respected leader, instructor, and administrator with success in budget management, grant development, strategic planning, accreditation, curriculum and program development, and community outreach. She holds a doctorate in English Literature and is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
281-998-6184
laurel.williamson@sjcd.edu 
Mrs. Teri Crawford

Mrs. Teri Crawford

Vice Chancellor, External Relations
With over 20 years of higher education leadership experience, Mrs. Crawford heads up government relations, marketing communications, public information, and the College Foundation. Mrs. Crawford has an MBA from Liberty University.
281-998-6152
teri.crawford@sjcd.edu
Dr. Allatia Harris

Dr. Allatia Harris

Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Harris works with business and industry leaders to align the College’s workforce programs with industry needs of the greater Houston region. She also serves with local organizations that increase opportunities for San Jac students. Dr. Harris holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas. 
281-459-7140
allatia.harris@sjcd.edu
Dr. J. Aaron Knight

Dr. J. Aaron Knight

Provost
Dr. Knight is a recipient of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award for teaching and has a demonstrated commitment to building pathways to advance students’ success. Dr. Knight holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University at College Station.
281-998-6150 x3204
aaron.knight@sjcd.edu
Dr. Alexander Okwonna

Dr. Alexander Okwonna

Provost
Prior to being named as Provost, Dr. Okwonna served as the Dean of Natural Science and Health Science. A transformational leader, Dr. Okwonna led curriculum and instruction strategy. Dr. Okwonna holds a doctorate in pharmacy from Texas Southern University.
281-998-6150 x7315
alexander.okwonna@sjcd.edu
Destry Dokes

Dr. Destry Dokes

Provost
Dr. Dokes has forged strong partnerships with the Lake Houston regional communities and is responsible for developing an entrepreneurship program, supporting the biomanufacturing program, and expanding dual credit opportunities with local ISD’s. He holds a doctorate degree in business administration from Walden University.
346-422-2103
destry.dokes@sjcd.edu
Ms. Sandra Ramirez

Ms. Sandra Ramirez

Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, Organizational and Talent Effectiveness
With more than 20 years of experience, Ramirez oversees all aspects of human resources, including organizational development, talent acquisition, employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, and records management. Ramirez holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.
281-991-2648
sandra.ramirez@sjcd.edu
Mr. Rob Stanicic

Mr. Rob Stanicic

Chief Technology Innovations Officer
Through his leadership, Mr. Stanicic has improved the College’s digital presence and technology through the revitalization of the College’s contact center, online student services and information systems, classroom technology, and underlying technical infrastructure. He holds an MBA from Oxford University.
281-929-4673
rob.stanicic@sjcd.edu
Mr. Van Wigginton

Mr. Van Wigginton

Provost
Mr. Wigginton has worked closely with local independent school districts in developing and expanding the College’s dual credit offerings. He also coordinated the GEAR Up Program with Pasadena ISD and is active in supporting numerous ISD partnership programs. Mr. Wigginton holds a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Houston. 
281-542-2000
van.wigginton@sjcd.edu
Mrs. Teri Zamora

Mrs. Teri Zamora

Vice Chancellor, Fiscal Affairs
Mrs. Zamora has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in higher education. She oversees facilities services, contracts and purchasing, safety and risk management, budgets, accounting and financial services, and the police department. Mrs. Zamora holds a Master of Accountancy from the University of Texas – Pan American.
281-998-6306
Teri.Zamora@sjcd.edu