• Biography

    Kelly Rea is an associate professor of psychology and sociology at Coastal Bend College.  Ms. Rea is an alumnus of CBC and the TRIO Upward Bound Program.  Her connection to CBC began in high school when she was a student participant in the CBC TRIO Upward Bound Program.  With the support of her family and others her dreams of a college education and a successful professional career materialized. 

    Ms. Rea earned an Associate of Applied Science and an Associate of Science degree at Coastal Bend College.  She then transferred to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance.  She completed additional graduate work in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Houston-Victoria and Texas A&M -Kingsville respectfully.

    When asked about the best part of her work, Ms. Rea states it is working with students and helping them achieve their goals.  She understands the importance of quality instruction, guidance, mentoring, offering support and giving back to others.  In her spare time, Ms. Rea enjoys spending time with family, traveling, outdoor activities, reading, cooking and a variety of other things.  She invites you to visit her on the Beeville CBC campus for any assistance she can provide.