Galveston College President W. Myles Shelton, Ed.D., welcomed the business community to the 11th Annual Galveston Economic Development Summit on Nov. 29 as Chair of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership.


In addition to emceeing the summit, held at Texas A&M University at Galveston, Dr. Shelton participated in a lively Galveston Education panel discussion, which included Galveston Independent School District Superintendent, Matthew Neighbors, Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Galveston Associate Vice President for Academic Operations, Donna Lang, Ed.D., and University of Texas Medical Branch President, Jochen Reiser, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Shelton and his colleagues discussed current projects such as the construction of the new GC Health Sciences Education Center and the need and importance of education in Galveston, and how it impacts the local economy, jobs and the community which the institutions serve.

From left to right, Galveston College Regents Armin Cantini, Mary Longoria and Carolyn Sunseri, and GC President W. Myles Shelton, Ed.D.

Also representing Galveston College at the GEDP Summit were Galveston College Board of Regents Vice Chair, Fred Raschke, and Regents Armin Cantini, Mary Longoria and Carolyn Sunseri.


The summit included local and county speakers as well as additional panels, which discussed Galveston, state and national economies, current and future projects for the City of Galveston, coastal planning in Texas, and the outlook for the Port of Galveston.

 Panelists for the GEDP Summit Galveston Education panel.


Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.