Senior Administrative Assistant
PresidentVice-President of Student and Administrative ServicesVice-President of Instruction and Economic DevelopmentDean of Workforce TrainingDean of AcademicsDean of AdministrationDean of Student ServicesDirector of Information Technology
Dr. Kyle Wagner is the Vice President of Instruction
& Economic Development at Coastal Bend College. Dr. Wagner’s college
experiences have involved teaching and pioneering new models in curriculum
development, implementation, and management of collegiate programs. He started
his educational career as a TA teaching Automotive and Aviation courses,
advancing to Program Coordinator/Lead Instructor at several universities, moving
to Community Colleges as a Division Chair, Assistant Dean, and Vice President.
In his roles, he has managed several multi-year grants, multiple programs, and
a dozen college innovation initiates with college wide implementation.
Dr. Wagner received his
A&P Certification along with an Associate’s Degree in Technology to start
his career in aviation maintenance with Horizon Airlines in Portland, OR. He
continued his education by earning his Bachelor of Science in Aviation
Technology, Master of Science in Aviation Safety, and Doctor of Philosophy in
Organization and Management. Prior to completing his academic studies, Dr.
Wagner worked as an aircraft technician for eight years, as a business owner
for 12 years, served on local government organizations and in Washington DC on
the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for John McCain
during the 101st session of Congress. Dr. Wagner’s research, publishing and
presentation areas are in incubation, entrepreneur development, economic
partnerships, Stackable Credentials, and workforce education using credit and
non-credit pathways through the embedment of industry certification.
Dr. Wagner believes student
access to education is the pathway to success in which he has lived himself. Dr.
Wagner has developed numerous educational pathways aligned with career pathways
providing education opportunities for students by utilizing
industry-to-industry training, education to industry opportunities, and
industry to education pathways. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors
through camping, hiking, off-road motorcycle riding, four-wheeling, canoeing,
skiing, and is active with the Boy Scouts. Dr. Wagner believes “Life is about
enjoying life” and for Dr. Wagner it is sharing life and its experiences with
his wife and four children, and now introducing “life’s many greats” to his