Name: Dr. Brenda Lang Hellyer
Occupation: San Jacinto College chancellor
Hometown: Hays, Kan.
Current home: Pasadena
Family: My husband is Rusty Hellyer. Our children are Russell (30), Jennifer (28), and Reilly (6). We have a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, three grandchildren, and two grandchildren on the way.
My favorite writer is: John Grisham – once I start one of his books, I can’t do anything until I finish it.
Someone I’d like to meet: There are two on my list right now – Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis.
If I could switch places with someone for just one day, I’d choose: I don’t really want to switch places but I would like to hang out with Chancellor Merkel and Pope Francis for a day or two.
My favorite performers are: Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond and Trans-Siberian Orchestra
I like to spend my leisure time: Playing with the kids, working out, and reading
If I could travel any place, I’d go to: The Holy Land; this trip is on my bucket list
My favorite meal is: The German foods that my mom makes.
As a youngster, I wanted to grow up to be: A professional saxophone player, nun, brain surgeon, astronaut, farmer, movie star, and there were probably five other options.
You’ll never catch me: Giving up
The thing that bugs me the most is: Complaining and being negative
My favorite movie is: The Wizard of Oz – I am a girl from Kansas.
Few people know: That I use to shot put and arm wrestle.