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Administrative Organizational Chart(revised January 2014)
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 - 2014Paul A. Jaure1982 - 2014Rickey De Leon1988 - 1997Dr. Grady C. "Sam" Hogue, Jr.1997 - 2009Emilia H. Dominguez1998 -2013Carroll W. Lohse1999 -Fred C. Morón2002 - 2010Laura Fischer2008 -Doug Arnold2009 - 2013Victor Gomez2010 -Martha Warner2013 -Bryce Carrillo2013 - Dee Dee Bernal2014 - Jeff Massengill2014 -
Carroll W. Lohse, ChairMr. Lohse, CBC Board of Trustees Vice Chairman, was raised in Bee County and graduated from Skidmore-Tynan High School. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&I University in Kingsville before graduating from Texas A&M University in College Station. He farms and ranches in Bee and San Patricio Counties. Prior to joining the CBC Board of Trustees in 1999, Lohse served on the Skidmore-Tynan I.S.D. Board of Trustees. He was married to the late Tamara Clark and they have two children.
Laura Fischer, Vice ChairMrs. Fischer grew up in Bee County and graduated from Pettus High School. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received both her Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Mathematics Education. Mrs. Fischer taught school in Austin ISD and Beeville ISD before joining her family business, R. W. Dirks Petroleum Engineering, Inc. She served on the Beeville Independent School District Board for 15 years and is very active in the Beeville community. She has received many honors including Bee County Citizen of the Year in 2006. She and her husband, Jon, have one daughter.
Victor Gomez, SecretaryMr. Gomez grew up in Bee County and graduated from A.C. Jones High School. He is a graduate of Coastal Bend College, where he earned a Vocational Nursing Certificate and Associate Degree in Applied Science. He earned his baccalaureate degree in nursing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is currently Manager of the Medical, Surgical and Pediatrics Nursing at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Beeville. Mr. Gomez is very active in the community. He joined the CBC Board of Trustees in 2010. He is married to Linda Mae Ramirez and they have two sons.
Mrs. Warner attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a baccalaureate degree in business administration before moving on to receive her Juris Doctor (JD) from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Her impressive legal career has spanned over three decades. Most recently she served as the Elected District Attorney for the 156th Judicial District covering Bee, Live Oak, and McMullen counties from 2004-2012. Although Warner retired in 2013, she still prosecutes felony cases and assists the new District Attorney as needed.
Warner and her husband Frank W. Warner, an attorney and owner of Southwest Land and Title Co. in Beeville, have three children: Dr. Jennifer Dharamsi, a dermatologist in Frisco, Texas; Jody Warner, Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County; and Frank W. Warner Jr., a student at Texas A&M College Station. In her spare time, Warner is an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Beeville Art Association, and a volunteer for the Joe Barnhart Scholarship Program.
Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza, PresidentDr. Espinoza comes to CBC from Yuba Community College District in Marysville, Calif. where she served as Vice Chancellor for Educational Planning and Services. She is an experienced educator and college administrator with 25 years in higher education. She holds a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology and Educational Psychology and a Masters in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison; and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. Dr. Espinoza started her college path with the assistance of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) scholarship after 18 years as an agricultural farm-worker. She attributes her college success largely to the support of her family and other people who “cared enough to remove barriers, build bridges and track new paths for a first generation college student.” Her transition into community college administration culminated 13 years ago as she completed a post-doctorate in the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Since then, she has served in various administrative roles, including Vice President for Workforce Learning Services at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz. She also worked in Dallas, Galveston, Tempe and Chicago as part of her 25 years in higher education.
Daria Heil, Secretary to the BoardDaria was born and raised in Northern California. She graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1985 and the following year attended Chabot College in Livermore, California. She worked for AT&T in California, Oregon and New Jersey from 1987 to 2001 where she held various administrative positions. After leaving AT&T in 2001, she relocated to Fort Bragg, California where she was the owner and operator of a local community bookstore. In 2006 she sold her bookstore and relocated to Dubuque, Iowa where she worked for Kendall Hunt Publishing Company as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Higher Education and as supervisor of a team of Editorial Assistants. In November 2013 she moved to Corpus Christi, Texas to support her father, a Texas native. In December 2013 she accepted the position of Executive Assistant to the President, Dr. Beatriz Espinoza and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Coastal Bend College and in January 2014 she chose Beeville, Texas as her permanent residence. Daria married her husband, Bruce, on June 24, 1990 and together they enjoy a variety of activities such as gardening, camping, hiking and cooking. Daria and Bruce are also avid animal lovers and both look forward to exploring the great state of Texas in the months and years to come.