HCC Board of Trustees Chair to be Honored as One of the Top Influential Women of Houston

Neeta Sane

Neeta Sane

HOUSTON: Neeta Sane, Houston Community College Board of Trustees Chair, has been named one of the  “2014 Top 30 Influential Woman of Houston” by D-mars marketing and communication firm.

Sane is committed to the success of students and works tirelessly for the constituents of HCC.  She and the other women honored represent the finest in corporate, civic, philanthropy, education, entertainment and community leadership that their city has to offer.
Sane has had a powerful impact in the growth of the college. Under her leadership, the Board of Trustees recently selected a new Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado, commenced working on all 14 construction projects passed in the 2012 bond election, and announced the development of a RigOne lab at HCC Northeast College.

“I am proud of the partnerships that Houston Community College has cultivated over the years. In fact, the name of our institution reinforces our critical mission – to serve and work with our community,” said Sane.  “During my tenure on the Board, I have worked to strengthen ties between HCC and our community partners. With a new Chancellor in place, this year we plan to work even harder to achieve our objectives.”

Sane, an entrepreneur, wife and mother, grew up in India with tremendous respect for America. After she migrated here, she immersed herself in the community and public service to give back some of the blessings and opportunities this country gave to her.

Sane has received congressional and other noteworthy recognitions for her dedicated service. The Texas Legislature commended Sane for her efforts to strengthen the college’s capacity to serve as a pathway to higher education and workforce training.

During her tenure as trustee, she worked with community leaders, public officials, and the HCC Foundation to create scholarship programs and hosted regional workforce summits. She was a driving force behind the completion and grand opening of the Alief Construction Technology Center, a hub for students to train and receive certification in heating, ventilation, air condition and plumbing.

Sane and a diverse group of Houston women will be honored at a gala that will take place at the Houstonian Hotel on Friday, October 3, from 7 pm -10 pm.
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