San Antonio College moves forward with removal of Ranger mascot

'This is a historic day,' college president says

San Antonio College Ranger (SAC)

SAN ANTONIO – The members of the College Council for San Antonio College moved forward with an immediate removal of the name, symbol, logo and image of the school’s “Ranger” mascot.

This September, SAC is celebrating its 95th anniversary. SAC President Dr. Robert Vela said for years, many have debated the mascot and what it represents. He issued the following statement after the motion was passed Tuesday:

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“This is a historic day! The debate is over and San Antonio College has gone on record as being inclusive, diverse, empowered, decisive, true to its values – and committed to doing the right thing. We’ve taken a great leap forward and now we can begin the process of fashioning a new mascot identity that reflects the very best qualities of our SAC community.”

The search is now on for a new mascot, according to a college spokesperson.

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Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio since 2016. His work for KSAT 12 and includes covering breaking news of the day, as well as producing Q&As and content for the "South Texas Pride" and "KSAT Money" series.