Those who worked closely with Jorge or had experience with him know that he was an extremely talented administrator who embodied a rare combination of professional and interpersonal skills. Great at bringing people together and building coalitions, he was a steadfast supporter of students and had a knack for creative problem solving. Beyond his professional acumen, Jorge was known for his kindness, generosity, and sense of humor. In addition to the impact that Jorge had on our District, he also played a significant role in the broader community. He was involved in many organizations doing vital work to make San José and the Silicon Valley a great place to live, learn, and work for everyone.
The Jorge L. Escobar Memorial Scholarship has been created to honor the legacy of Vice Chancellor Escobar. This scholarship will support students in the San José Evergreen Community College District where Jorge dedicated nearly ten years of academic service.