Retirement means different things for different folks.For Roy Waldrep, who is retiring from San Jacinto College after 29 years, it means putting his skills to work at still a different level.
The Director of Marketing Communications for the three-campus community college district, Waldrep
has accepted the position of vice president of marketing for Chocolate Bayou Community Federal Credit Union
came on board May 1, 1977 when San Jacinto
had two campuses and the newest was only a couple of years old.When his
retirement is official he
will have spent 29 years and four months promoting the college, "but who's counting," he
has been around to witness major increases in enrollment.Currently, San Jacinto College
boasts over 24,000 students.
"I always felt good about promoting San Jacinto College
because we were ultimately promoting a college education," Waldrep
...A writer and photographer by trade, Waldrep worked in the newspaper business as early as his senior year in high school.After graduation from Sam Houston State University with a degree in journalism, he returned to newspapers before coming to San Jacinto College.He obtained a master of arts degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake in 1989.