PresidentsDr. Grady C. Hogue1965-1984Dr. Norman E. Wallace1984-1999Dr. John M. Brockman1999-2007Dr. Thomas B. Baynum2007-2011Dr. Jimmy L. Goodson(Interim) 2012Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza2012-
Board of TrusteesGeorge F. Elam, Jr.1965-1967George Spikes1965-1971Paul A. Schulz1965-1972Fred C. Latcham, Jr.1965-1978Peter S. Marecek1965-1988Frank Jostes1965-1999Robert J. Beasley, Jr.1965-2002Joseph Obregon1967-1968Jessy Garza1968-1972R.W. "Bill" Dirks1971- 2008Henry J. Medina1972-1982Dr. E.C. "Buck" Spellman1972-1997Louise W. Hall1978-Paul A. Jaure1982-Rickey De Leon1988-1997Dr. Grady C. "Sam" Hogue, Jr.1997-2009Emilia H. Dominguez1998-Carroll W. Lohse1999-Fred C. Morón2002-2010Laura Fischer2008-Doug Arnold2009-Victor Gomez2010-
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Whether you enroll at CBC’s main campus in Beeville or at the other sites in Alice, Kingsville or Pleasanton, you’ll find modern computerized facilities that are second to none. And at CBC you are more than a number in the computer - you are an individual. CBC administrators and teachers care. We know your name. We understand your feelings. There are small classes, and you will find free tutoring in our unique Student Success Center where special seminars are held to stimulate your study skills, and reinforce what you have learned in the classroom. That’s possible with the computer-assisted instructional center staffed with tutors who work one-on-one with students.
CBC helps you develop skill for success. In the counseling center, you will get assistance in blending your talents in the field of study or career that best suits you. Studies of CBC graduates show that more than three-quarters are either working or earning university degrees. Similar studies show that CBC graduates have among the highest success rates in receiving university degrees - equal to those who began their studies at large institutions.
CBC strives to ensure that anyone who wants an education can get it. Scholarships, work-study programs and grants focus on your needs. Apartments, dormitory, class buildings, and parking are arranged in consideration of students with disabilities.
Bee County Junior College District was created by election on November 2, 1965. The election resulted from several years of work to establish a community college for Bee County. Support was shown by residents in an overwhelming five-to-one majority for the creation of the district. The desire for a community college was again demonstrated on December 7, 1965, when district citizens approved a tax to support BCC, and bond issues to build the college. The Board of Trustees changed the college name from Bee County College to Coastal Bend College on September 1, 1998. The name change was made because the service area was extended by an act of the Texas Legislature in 1995. The Coastal Bend College service area includes Karnes, McMullen, Live Oak, Bee, Duval, Jim Wells and Brooks Counties, and parts of Atascosa and Kleberg Counties. The original board of trustees was Robert J. Beasley, George F. Elam, Jr., Frank Jostes, Fred C. Latcham, Jr., Peter S. Marecek, Paul A. Schulz and George Spikes. The board, elected in November, selected Grady C. Hogue as the first BCC President. Its second chief executive, Dr. Norman E. Wallace, became president in 1984. Dr. John M. Brockman, became the college's third president on September 1, 1999. Dr. Thomas B. Baynum came to the college in 2007. Dr. Jimmy Goodson served as interim president in 2012. Dr. Beatriz Espinoza serves as current president. Bee County College opened in September, 1967, with 790 students, 24 full-time instructors and 11 part-time teachers. Enrollment in academic, workforce education and continuing education classes during the spring of 2010 was 3,992.
Coastal Bend College is a comprehensive, public community college serving a diverse South Texas area. It is a student-centered institution committed to the highest integrity and to the development of an educational culture that supports creativity, encourages professional development, and promotes excellence in all areas.
Coastal Bend College is a leader in providing quality education for lifelong learning by dedicating its resources to promoting a learning-centered environment that empowers its students to reach their highest potential and become responsible members of the global community.
Vision 2020 Goals
Coastal Bend College will offer a quality educational experience for all students.
Monitor the instructional experience to ensure quality.
Enable on-time program completion.
Continually assess and improve courses and programs.
Coastal Bend College will provide comprehensive student services to increase overall student success.
Implement interventions proven to increase success for community college students.
Ensure access to student support services.
Promote participation in student life activities.
Provide a welcoming environment at each site.
Coastal Bend College will engage students and staff in support of our communities.
Capitalize on students as outreach partners to the community.
Increase employee involvement in community activities.
Continuously improve the image of the college in the communities we serve.
Encourage community participation on the main campus and each site.
Coastal Bend College will effectively and efficiently use resources to benefit our students.
Attract and retain quality personnel.
Utilize technology to enhance performance.
Ensure institutional stability.
The goals of a community college are:
Provide workforce education programs leading to associate degrees or certificates;
Provide post-secondary freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences that transfer to senior post secondary institutions and lead to associate degrees;
Support local and statewide needs for occupational upgrading and workforce development through adult literacy, education, and retraining programs; and
Provide access to post-secondary education with an open admissions policy that includes developmental education programs.
The goals of Coastal Bend College are:
Enhance the learning environment by providing support services to meet the requirements of educational programs, faculty, and students;
Maintain a campus and site conducive to learning; that is environmentally and functionally safe, accessible, attractive, and well equipped;
Provide counseling, educational advising, job placement and guidance programs to assist students in achieving their educational, personal, and career goals.
The Institutional Effectiveness process ensures that faculty, staff, and administration are actively involved in accomplishing the mission of Coastal Bend College. Each year every educational program and administrative and educational support unit identifies expected student learning outcomes or support objectives that are linked to the college strategic goals and objectives, assesses these outcomes and objectives, and uses the results to continuously improve instruction and support for its students. Assessment reports are submitted annually by each unit as a means of providing evidence of improvement based on analysis of assessment results. It is this continuous, institution-wide evaluation and resulting improvement of programs and services that provides CBC direction in its commitment to providing excellence in education for the students of South Texas.
Statement of Equal Opportunity
Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age or disability in the recruitment and admission of students; the availability of grants and scholarships; the opportunity to participate in student activities; the provision of student services; the use of college housing; the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff; and the operation of any programs and activities as specified by federal laws and regulations. No qualified disabled person shall, on the basis of being disabled, be subjected to discrimination in education, training, or employment. The equal employment opportunity coordinator and coordinator for compliance with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 is the Dean of Student Services. The Dean of Student Services coordinates the Americans with Disabilities Act programs.
Advantages Offered by CBC
College education at a reasonable cost:
CBC is tax supported by the State of Texas and Bee County. Students pay for only a part of the cost of their college education.
Tuition and fees are comparatively low.
Students may live at home while attending college.
Scholarships and part-time jobs are available.
Various types of programs available:
Academic work toward a bachelor’s degree.
Academic work for a general education.
Specialization through workforce education programs.
Education through part-time study for people who cannot attend college full-time.
Continuing Education, contract training, mirror classes, and avocational programs.
Immediate leadership development:
CBC students may take part in extracurricular activities during the first year in college without having to compete with juniors and seniors.
Students are encouraged to participate in student government, intramural sports, interest clubs, pre-professional groups, performing groups, honorary societies, religious organizations, and club sports.
Leadership Bee County in conjunction with Continuing Education.
Suitable size and type of institution:
CBC stresses personal attention. Students know other students, administrators, and the faculty.
CBC is a normal step of progression from high school to a senior college or university.
Individual attention is available in the Student Success Center (SSC).
Students are given opportunities to become better acquainted with growing responsibilities.
Students have opportunities for closer acquaintance with teachers and receive more guidance from the faculty.
Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.Coastal Bend College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools:1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033, 404-679-4500©2010-2011 Coastal Bend College