BEEVILLE, TX—Coastal Bend College (CBC) has appointed Dr. Shannon M. Lane as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation. She will oversee CBC’s institutional research division, as well as all work pertaining to accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).
Lane comes to CBC from Mississippi State University (MSU) where she served as the Coordinator of the National e-Commerce Extension Initiative from 2008-2011, and as the Undergraduate Coordinator of Study for the Department of Sociology from 2011-2014.
During her time at MSU, Lane designed online learning modules and evaluated their impacts among rural entrepreneurs as well as worked closely with faculty who wished to utilize technological education as part of their community outreach programs. Her outstanding work as an MSU faculty member led her students to nominate her for Academic Advisor of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. She was also an invited keynote speaker at Cornell University, as well as the Public Issues Leadership Development Conference.
Lane earned her Ph.D. from South Dakota University where she studied the long term impacts of consumer education on actual consumer behaviors, and was awarded a NASA Ph.D. Fellowship in evaluation in 2007 and 2008.
Lane is now home in her native Texas, and is proud to be part of the CBC family. She enjoys swimming, reading, and cooking in her spare time. She resides in Beeville along with her Jack Russell terrier, Ms. Gracie Mae.