“The success of the Alamo Colleges will be measured by the success of its students. This statement is part of our board-approved educational philosophy, The Alamo Way, founded in part by the principles of ATD. As a Leader College, we are fully committed to ATD; it’s a part of our culture and is at the heart of all we do to help students succeed. ”
–Bruce Leslie, Chancellor, Alamo Colleges
Who We Are
The Alamo Colleges serve the Bexar County community through their programs and services that help students succeed in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed in today's world. Students are taught by highly qualified faculty with Master's and doctorate degrees dedicated to creating a learning centered environment. Student services include counseling, computer labs, tutoring, financial services, services for the disabled, developmental instruction, veteran's services, and job placement. The five colleges — San Antonio (est. 1925), St. Philip's (est. 1898), Palo Alto (est. 1985), Northeast Lakeview (est. 2007), and Northwest Vista (est. 1995) — offer associate degrees, certificates and licensures in occupational programs that prepare students for jobs, as well as arts and science courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities and lead to AA and AS degrees. The Alamo Colleges nine-member board of trustees are elected locally to six-year terms by Bexar County voters. The Chancellor, the district's chief executive officer, guides and implements the programs and policies of the Alamo Colleges.