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    Heather Anderson

    Quality Enhancement Plan Director & Grants Manager

    361-354-2276 
    handerson@coastalbend.edu

    QEP@COASTALBEND.EDU

    I am excited to be the Quality Enhancement Plan Director & Grants Manager for Coastal Bend College! I have been working at CBC since 2007 and in education since 1993.

    I was born in Waco, Texas and attended a very small school district, Axtell ISD, from 1st–12th grade.  After graduation, I attended McLennan Community College then Texas A&I-Kingsville where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I taught Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten for 4 years. While teaching, I took night classes at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and received my Master’s Degree in Guidance & Counseling in 1996. I worked as an elementary, middle school, and high school counselor, Project Director of Upward Bound G.O.S.T. at Coastal Bend College then Title V Coordinator at CBC before taking this position.

    We were a low income family and neither of my parents nor any of my immediate family had attended college. I received Pell Grants, scholarships, food stamps, and participated in the JTPA program (like WorkForce) in order to pay for and get through college. It was not an easy road to where I am today, but I did it and I know that with our support Coastal Bend College students can be successful too!