The New Year brings new opportunities and ideas that serve as inspiration for personal, professional and educational success.

SJC President Dr. Toni Hopper-Pendergrass sits on an outside bench.

It also provides a time to recognize and thank our students, partners, employees and our community members for contributing to the many successes San Juan College (SJC) achieved in 2023. 

In this edition of the Communicator, we are celebrating our ongoing commitment to enhance the campus experience for our students in both the physical and virtual spheres. Our cover story highlights an impressive renovation project, creating a more inviting and safer environment for motorists and pedestrians. Enhancing our infrastructure, roadways, signage, a striking new entry arch, and eco-friendly xeriscaping underscore SJC’s commitment to providing a safe environment where students excel. 

I invite you to read about the newly redesigned San Juan College website. This project brings a fresh look and feel to, as it better serves our students and community and reflects San Juan College’s commitment to providing a user-friendly platform. I encourage you to visit our new website to discover the improvements and enhancements.

San Juan College is also proud to have achieved outstanding performance in state and national surveys in 2023, reaffirming its position as a leader in education and workplace excellence. The rankings and survey results underscore our dedication to excellence and the well-being of both our students and employees. 

I am also proud to announce that San Juan College was recently recognized for its long-time partnership with San Juan Regional Medical Center, empowering healthcare excellence in the community. The recognition comes from the New Mexico Hospital Association, which selected San Juan College as the 2023 recipient of its Commitment to Community Healthcare award

In this New Year, I encourage you to visit our new and improved main campus. San Juan College is here to help you achieve your dreams, begin a new degree and serve your educational needs. May your New Year be filled with success. At San Juan College, Success Matters!