The Factor has learned the future of sports could be on the chopping block at San Jacinto College.
We’ve obtained an email from the school’s Chancellor to the employees saying the Board of Trustees will have a major vote on November 7, 2016.
They will decide if they will discontinue the college’s men’s and women’s basketball program along with the men’s soccer and women’s volleyball program.
In a statement to the Factor the school said the school must stay true to its mission of focusing on the students and their success.
A spokesperson said the sports programs have been just too expensive and is unsustainable.
If the board votes to end sports that will take place in May 2018.
Full Statement from San Jacinto College:
The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees will vote onMonday, November 7, whether or not to discontinue operating competitive athletics in four sports – men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, and women’s volleyball – effective May 2018. The Board has determined that the priority for the College needs to stay true to its mission around student success and we must focus our resources on the entire student population’s educational goals and to insure the greatest positive impact on our entire student population. Sustainability of athletics operating costs and the required facilities needs have increased to a level that is no longer sustainable. Should the vote pass, we will honor our commitments to our current and incoming student-athletes. We will also work with our coaches and related athletic staff to discuss their future plans and transitional opportunities that will meet the needs of our broader student population.