The Honorable Keith Self, Collin County Judge, will deliver the commencement address. Judge Self is a fifth-generation Texan and a 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He went on to earn a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Judge Self retired from active duty in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was elected a Collin County Judge in 2006.
This ceremony marks the 30th anniversary of the college, which was founded in 1985 and held its first graduation ceremony May 16, 1987. That ceremony honored 12 graduates. Since that time, the college has grown from a lone campus in McKinney to seven locations throughout the district.
This ceremony will also be the first for incoming District President Dr. Neil Matkin, who joined the college on April 6, 2015.
About Collin College
Collin College is a community college located in North Texas’ Collin County, the only public college in the county. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Allen, Plano and Rockwall. For more information, visit collin.edu.