The tenth anniversary of the college was celebrated with a speech by San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros at the college’s convocation and the unveiling of a sculpture, “Prometheus,” by Texas artist Octavio Medellin. Mr. and Mrs. John Weisenbaker donated the sculpture to the college, which rests in a picturesque location across the lake from the college.
At the ten-year mark, the administration of the college and the DCCCD had changed. Dr. Jan LeCroy was Chancellor of the District and Dr. James Horton became president of North Lake. The college’s top administrators were Dr. Margaret Lewis, Vice President of Student Development; Dr. Joel Vela, Vice President of Instruction; and Mr. James Hughes, Vice President of Business Services.
Enrollment in the 1987 fall semester was 5,624 credit students. Popular workforce development programs included diesel mechanics, electrical, optical, solar energy, construction, computer science, secretarial and air conditioning/heating.