• MARK L. SECORD

    ADDRESS: BOX 204
    Pettus, TX 78146
    (361) 318 - 0626 [Home] (361) 354 - 2529 [Work]
    E-mail: secordm@coastalbend.edu

    EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Biology
    University of Texas - El Paso
    Graduated: August 1990

    Master of Science, Wildlife Biology
    University of Montana - Missoula
    Graduated: August 1994

    Additional Graduate Studies
    Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi
    Spring 2005

    EXPERIENCE

    Dean of Academics - Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (June 2015 – Present)

    Responsible for all academic instructional areas, the HSI STEM Grant, and library services. Oversee submission of the core curriculum, evaluation of instruction, the scheduling of academic courses, book order requests, student complaints, and the academic instructional budget. Coordinate academic coursework related to dual-enrollment, NCBOs, and the Accelerated Learning Academy.

    Grant Director, HSI – STEM and Articulation Grant - Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (March 2014 – May 2015)

    Oversee all facets of the HSI-STEM Grant. This includes course redesigns, renovations, professional development, hiring personnel, budget management, and submission of all reports. Work closely with assistant grant director, case managers, faculty, and contractors. Act as primary liaison between college and program officer.

    Facilities Project Leader, HSI – STEM and Articulation Grant - Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (September 2013 – August 2016)

    Plan, coordinate, and supervise laboratory renovations. Work closely with Grant Director to oversee all stages of laboratory design, hazardous material remediation, demolition, and renovation. Act as primary liaison between contractors and Grant Director.

    Vice-President of Instruction and Economic & Workforce Development
    Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (January 2013 to August 2013)

    Responsible for the oversight of academics, workforce development, economic development, and off-site operations at the Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton sites. Served as chief academic officer supervising the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum; provided oversight for the master course list.

    Assistant Grant Director, HSI – STEM and Articulation Grant - Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (October 2011 to December 2012)

    Administered 4.3 million dollar STEM Grant. Involved in formulating and overseeing course redesign for biology, chemistry, and geology. Planned, coordinated, and supervised laboratory renovations. Ordered equipment, supplies, and managed multiple budgets. Hired, trained, and managed employees. Developed articulation agreements with senior institutions. Planned and coordinated professional development for science faculty.

    Chairperson, Natural Sciences Division - Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (September 2000 to December 2012)

    Managed Natural Sciences Division. This involved scheduling all science courses, submitting book orders, evaluating all division faculty, drafting and managing the division budget, developing action plans, participating in institutional effectiveness, and serving as a liaison between the science faculty and vice-president. Served on various planning committees.

    Biology Professor - Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (September 1993 to 2014)

    Teach freshman and sophomore level courses in general biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, zoology, and environmental science. Prepare and instruct general biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and zoology laboratory sessions. Serve on various academic committees. Advise and register students.

    Project Director, USDA Program Enhancement Grant – Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (October 2002 to September 2007)

    Served as Project Director for $250,000 USDA Agricultural Program Enhancement Grant. Worked closely with Grant Director to oversee program changes within the Agricultural Sciences Program at Coastal Bend College. These changes were designed to enhance student success and retention within the Agricultural Sciences Program.

    Grant Director, State of Texas Community Outdoor Outreach Grant
    Coastal Bend College
    Beeville, TX. (October 2001 to September 2002)

    Independently wrote and directed $40,000 Texas Parks and Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Grant. Planned and coordinated all activities, purchased all materials, managed all budgets, and produced all quarterly and annual reports. Involved children aged 9 – 17 in outdoor activities including marksmanship, hunting, and fishing.

    Graduate Research Assistant - University of Montana
    Missoula, MT. (September 1990 to August 1993)

    Investigated the influence of timber harvesting on the habitat use patterns of white-tailed deer in the Priest Lake watershed of northern Idaho. Management guidelines for white-tailed deer were evaluated and new recommendations were proposed. Extensive experience in radio telemetry (ground and aerial), mapping, vegetation sampling, experimental design, data collection, database construction, and statistical analysis.

    United States Coast Guard
    Westport, WA. (October 1982 to October 1986)

    Search and rescue crewman, emergency medical technician, maritime law enforcement boarding officer, radio dispatcher, machinery technician (MK2 – E5).
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    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

    1989. Southwestern Association of Naturalists Presentation. San Angelo, TX. “The Metazoan Parasite Community of Migrating Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca, from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and New Mexico.”

    1993. Secord, M. L., and A. G. Canaris. The Metazoan Parasite Community of Migrating Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca, from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and New Mexico. Journal of Parasitology 79: 690-694.

    1995. Southeast Deer Study Group Presentation. Orlando, Fl. “The Influence of Temporal and Spatial Factors on Clearcut Use by White-Tailed deer in Northern Idaho.”

    1999. Secord, M. L., Zager, P. E., and D. H. Pletscher. The Influence of Temporal and Spatial Factors on Clearcut Use by White-Tailed deer in Northern Idaho. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 14(4):177-182.

    1999. Coastal Bend College commencement speaker.

    2002. Secord, M. L. Principles of Biology Laboratory Manual. McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing. 233pp.

    2013. Eagle-Ford Shale Consortium Presentation. San Antonio, TX. “Petroleum Technology Training at Coastal Bend College.”

    2014. SACS-COC Presentation. Nashville, TN. “Tested and Tried: Learning Technologies that Serve Rural Colleges.”

    2015. AACC Presentation. San Antonio, TX. “Tested and Tried: Learning Technologies that Serve Rural Colleges.”

    2016. AHSIE Presentation. Camarillo, CA. “Writing, Implementing, and Managing a Successful STEM Grant: It’s All About the Team.”

    2017. TACCSAA Presentation. Corpus Christi, TX. “Tested and Tried: Learning Technologies that Serve Rural Colleges.”

    2017. Coastal Bend College Veteran’s Day Celebration Guest Speaker.

    AWARDS, GRANTS AND INITIATIVES

    1998. Instructor of the Year, Coastal Bend College.

    1999. Instructor of the Year, Coastal bend College.

    2001 - 2002. Awarded Texas Parks and Wildlife Community Outdoor Outreach Grant. Taught wildlife management, fisheries management, and hunting and fishing techniques to children aged 9 to 17.

    2010. Co-authored and was awarded 4.3 million dollar HSI - STEM and Articulation Grant to enhance science education at Coastal Bend College. Served as Grant Director, Assistant Director, and Facilities Manager.

    2013. Awarded Innovative Teaching Grant to develop a series of supplemental Instructional videos. Established 4 channels on YouTube to deliver instructional videos.

    2014 – 2015. Served as mentor for undergraduate research through the REENERGIZE grant partnership with Texas State University. Developed a symbiotic biofuels system that integrated fermentation and photosynthesis to produce both ethanol and algal lipids used in biofuel production. Developed a self-contained, solar powered, water treatment system. These were the first undergraduate research projects ever developed at Coastal Bend College.

    2015. Texas State University 2015 Mentorship Award. Awarded for excellent Mentor-Mentee pair performance in undergraduate research.

    2016. Established Coastal Bend College as a designated Bee Campus USA thereby committing the college to promoting pollinator conservation through education and good land stewardship.

    2017. Created a Pollinator Conservation Garden at Coastal Bend College.