It's my pleasure to welcome you to San Antonio College!

Vela Portrait 2021-1.jpgFor nearly a century, San Antonio College has provided students with a top-notch, quality education.  We offer a diverse class selection, affordable tuition, small classes, respected faculty and a multitude of exemplary programs.

Each day, our incredible faculty and staff work together to reach one wildly important goal: Student Success. We strive to give our students the academic programs, learning tools, and support services they need to achieve their dreams.

Our efforts recently resulted in the highest honor we could ever receive: the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, which is the signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. We are proud and humbled to be recognized in this way. We also know it’s just the beginning of another exciting chapter in SAC’s long history of educational excellence and service to the community.

At SAC, there’s something for both degree-seeking students who intend to transfer to a four-year university and those who are seeking job training, self-enrichment and professional development. On average, we serve about 20,000 students each semester. As the second-largest higher education institution in San Antonio, we welcome students of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, states and countries.

On any given day of the academic year, you will find an array of events, activities, and service opportunities happening all around campus and in our community.  I urge you to participate and experience all that our college has to offer.

I am honored to be at the helm of this great institution and I look forward to many more years to come. 


          Dr. Robert Vela, Jr.

Dr. Vela Biography

Robert Vela, Ed.D. currently serves as the 12th President of San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas. One of the largest single-campus community colleges in Texas, and one of the biggest in the nation, San Antonio College is the flagship institution in the Alamo Colleges District, which is made up of five distinct colleges. Vela assumed the role of President in August 2014, after serving as the Dean of Student Affairs, Vice President of Student Affairs, and Vice President for Student and Academic Success for nearly six years. During that time, he also served as the Interim District Director for the Alamo Colleges District Center for Student Information in 2010. Read More

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President's Staff
Janet Lozano 
Administrative Assistant
to the President
Phone: 210-486-0957
Fax: 210-486-9254

Clarissa Vargas 
Services Specialist
Phone: 210-486-0961

Lauren Sjulin
College Events Coordinator
Phone: 210-486-0904

Leticia Adams
Director of Administrative Operations
Phone: 210-486-0962


Vice Presidents


Vice President of College Services (VPCS)
Dr. Stella Lovato 

Interim Vice President for Academic Success (VPAS)
Dr. Stella Lovato


Interim Vice President for Student Success (VPSS)
Dr. Tiffany Cox Hernandez