SAC Leaders Receive ALAS Awards
On Friday, December 6, 2013, San Antonio College leaders received an
award from the Alamo Colleges Leadership Academy for Success (ALAS). The
December ALAS meeting is the annual date at which leader awards are
distributed. During this special presentation, all three top leaders at SAC
were honored in a brief presentation. The moment was made even more special
because it is not typical for all of a college's top leaders to be honored in the
President Robert Zeigler, Ph.D. (pictured on right) is the only Alamo
Colleges employee to have been awarded the "Trusted Leader" honor twice.
After accepting the award, Zeigler addressed the ALAS group briefly explaining
his leadership philosophy.
"One thing I know is that I have enough sense to have people
around me who know how to do their job, and then I have to get out of their way
and let them do it," Zeigler said.
Dr. Robert Vela (pictured left) was recognized for his leadership as
well. As the vice president of student and academic success, Vela leads many
teams of faculty and staff. In his remarks, he spoke about the importance of
modeling leadership in all aspects of his life, from family to work to self.
The final award of the morning was given to Mr. David Mrizek, Vice
President for College Services. The award bestowed upon him was for his
mentorship with ALAS participants. Always eager to share his wisdom and
knowledge, Mrizek was selected for this award from his current and previous
ALAS mentees. Mrizek expressed his sincere gratitude and told the ALAS group he
was humbled and honored to be receiving this award.
Alamo Colleges Leadership Academy for Success is a leadership program made up
of leaders from around the Alamo Colleges district.