Mims named chair of ACCT Western Region Board

Dec 11, 2023Amanda Fenwick
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PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Member Dan Mims has been named the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors Western Regional Chair.

Dan Mims“I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the ACCT as Western Regional Chair,” said Mims, who has held a trustee position for 22 years on the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. “Community colleges are an important piece of the higher education landscape across the country. The collaboration and collective work we do to educate and train hundreds of thousands of students is critical to our economy and to the success of our students. I look forward to continuing to be part of the great work that is being done by the ACCT.”

The ACCT Board of Directors represents community college trustees throughout its membership territory, which currently includes the United States and several outlying territories, as well as some Canadian provinces. ACCT’s membership territory is divided into five regions (Central, Northeast, Pacific, Southern and Western). Through regional caucuses held last month, and the membership-wide ACCT senate meeting, the membership elected and re-appointed its board members.

Mr. Mims was apppointed to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees in 2002, with his first election in 2003. He has served as Chair of the Board from 2013-2017. He has been an active member of both the finance and building committees and has chaired both. During his tenure on the Board, student success has remained his focus. Together with the other six members of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, he has helped the College become one of the top 10 community colleges in the country as recognized by the Aspen Institute, has been instrumental in helping to pass two bond referendums.

In addition to serving San Jacinto College, Mims has been active at the state level with the Community College Association of Texas Trustees. At the national level, he also serves on the 

 ACCT Member Communications & Education Committee. Locally, Mims has been a member of the Rotary Club of North Shore since 1995, volunteers with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and is a staunch supporter of the San Jacinto College Foundation as a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and 2025 Gala host committee.

Mims is president of Mims Investment, Inc., a Houston area leasing and warehouse business. He served as president of Mims Meat Company, Inc., prior to its sale in 2010.

About the Association of Community College Trustees

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. For more information, go to acct.org. Follow ACCT on Twitter @CCTrustees.

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. The College is one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It 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. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.




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