Office of The President

President's Welcome

H Gonzales

Welcome to Southwest Texas Junior College, one of the top ten community colleges in the United States!

Founded almost 70 years ago, we have grown from a small, one-campus college into a wide-reaching college system. Along with three main college campuses and multiple outreach sites, we also offer dual credit courses in high schools throughout our eleven county service region. Additionally, we work closely with state and national four-year colleges and universities to support and encourage continuing education through transfer.

Our goal is to provide every student with what they need to become successful. We offer degrees in a broad range of fields and disciplines, including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science. Certified technical programs are available for students who wish to learn or improve upon a trade skill. We support a wide student demographic with programs that include English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

As a growing institution, we are continuously evaluating and improving our offerings to students. In recent years we have taken steps to improve and update facilities, sometimes building new structures or introducing new technology, sometimes updating existing spaces. Our online presence has increased with more internet classes, greater wireless access at our sites, more smart classrooms, a re-designed website, and social networking connections. Even our organizational structure has been updated for greater efficiency and better student access to administrative channels. 

Southwest Texas Junior College administration, faculty, and staff work hard to make SWTJC both an excellent education and an excellent college-going experience. We are here for our students – their success is our success. 

Dr. Hector Gonzales
Southwest Texas Junior College 

President's Cabinet

The President's Cabinet of Southwest Texas Junior College acts as the executive committee for the institution. It consists of the college President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Student Services, the Vice President of Finance, the Vice President of Administrative Services.  The cabinet also consists of Vice Presidents from the Eagle Pass and Del Rio campuses.

Utilizing recommendations from key parties in college leadership, such as committees and service directors, the President's Cabinet makes decisions on institution-wide issues. Some of the responsibilities of the President's Cabinet include drafting the College’s budget, making policy or curriculum recommendations to the Board of Trustees, and managing legal matters in conjunction with SWTJC’s legal council.

The SWTJC President's Cabinet meets every Wednesday.

Contact: Nita Reed, Administrative Assistant to the President
(830) 591-7282

Current members:

Dr. Hector Gonzales
SWTJC President
Dr. Mark Underwood
Vice President,
Academic Affairs
Margot Mata
Vice President,
Student Services
Anne Tarski
Vice President,
Derek Michael Sandoval
Vice President,
Administrative Services
Gilbert Bermea
Vice President,
Eagle Pass
Connie Buchanan
Vice President,
Del Rio

Organizational Chart

President's Report Archives

Cabinet Meeting Archives