First Row L to R: South Texas College President Dr. Shirley Reed, Members of Board of Trustees, Gary Guriwitz, Paul Rodriguez, Alejo Salinas: Second Row L to R: Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Palacios, Precinct 3 Commissioner Joe Flores, Judge Ramon Garcia, Precinct 2 Commissioner Tito Palacios, Precinct 1 Commissioner A.C. Cuellar
Hidalgo County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution in support of the South Texas College (STC) Bond and Maintenance Election scheduled to be voted upon by Hidalgo County constituents on November 5, 2013.
The $159 million bond includes construction and equipping of college buildings at each of STC’s five campuses as well as a 3 cent additional annual tax for the maintenance and operation of STC.
The 2013 bond election expands capacity to meet unprecedented student population growth. Since 2001, when STC held its last Bond and Maintenance Election, STC’s enrollment numbers have increased by more than 18,000 students. In the fall of 2012, STC had a student enrollment of 30,824. STC’s projected student enrollment by fall 2020 is 42,000.
South Texas College President Dr. Shirley Reed thanked Commissioners Court and expressed how the needs of Rio Grande Valley students will be addressed if the bond is voted into action.
Also present in support of the resolution were members of the South Texas College Board of Trustees, Gary Guriwitz, Paul Rodriguez, and Alejo Salinas, who all expressed the same importance.
Hidalgo County Commissioners Court supports the efforts and initiatives pursued by South Texas College, including the upcoming Bond and Maintenance Election scheduled for November 5, 2013.