Welcome to the virtual Houston Community College 2021 State of the College event. The theme of our event this year is “Deep in the Heart of Houston,” as 2021 is HCC’s 50th Anniversary, and we are proud that we have been educating and training Houstonians to meet the workforce demands in the region.
This virtual program will feature remarks by the HCC Board Chair, Chancellor, Faculty Senate President, as well as student testimonials and inspiring videos. The event will also include a panel discussion with leaders of area Chambers of Commerce, who will discuss Houston’s changing educational, economic, and societal landscape amidst the pandemic, as we navigate the future together.

We look forward to you joining us at our 2021 State of the College virtual event.


HCC State of the College 2021


9:50 a.m.

Preshow Begins

10:00 a.m. 

Master of Ceremonies
Todd Duplantis
HCC TV Director

Pamela Velazquez
HCC Foundation, David & Jean Wiley Scholarship Recipient

Message from the HCC Board Chair
Robert Glaser
Trustee, District V

State of the College Message
Dr. Cesar Maldonado
HCC Chancellor

Panel Discussion
Moderator:  Dr. Kurt Ewen
HCC Vice Chancellor of Strategic, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness/Chief of Staff

  • Frances Castenada Dyess, President, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce
  • Carol Guess, Interim President, Greater Black Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Harvey, President & CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Dr. Laura Murillo, President & CEO, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Bin Yu, Board Chair, Asian Chamber of Commerce


Daniel Dylla
HCC Faculty Senate President

Alumni Success Story
Hugo Ortega
Executive Chef/Owner, H Town Restaurant Group

Tracy Vaught
Owner, H Town Restaurant Group

Closing Video
HCC Centers of Excellence

HCC Board of Trustees

Robert Glaser, Chair, District V

Reagan Flowers, Ph.D., Vice Chair, District IV

Cynthia Lenton-Gary, Ph.D., Secretary, District VII

Monica Flores Richart, District I

Rhonda Skillern-Jones, District II

Adriana Tamez, Ed.D., District III

John P. Hansen, Ph.D., District VI

Eva L. Loredo, District VIII

Pretta VanDible Stallworth, Ph.D., PMP, District IX


HCC Chancellor

Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E.

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