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Dr. Beatriz Espinoza named Coastal Bend College president

Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Beatriz Espinoza as the president. “Dr. Beatriz Espinoza aligned with the responsibilities and expectations we were looking for in our new president,” said Paul Jaure, Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees Chair. The board made the decision to select Espinoza in closed session during a March 22 board meeting. The finalist was announced less than 30 minutes later. “We look forward to her leadership.”

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Dr. Beatriz Espinoza named finalist for Coastal Bend college president

Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Beatriz Espinoza as the sole finalist for the position of president. The board made the decision in closed session during a March 22 board meeting. The finalist was announced shortly after.

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Dr. David Pelham visits Coastal Bend College

“Community college is not just a professional obligation for me. It is my avocation and my vocation,” Dr. David Pelham said to Coastal Bend College faculty and staff. He came to South Texas from the United Arab Emirates to visit CBC at the invitation of the Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees. Pelham is one of five candidates for college president selected to interview for the position. Pelham, Director of Higher Colleges of Technology – Fujairah in Fujairah, UAE, said it was his own experiences as a community college student that launched his career in higher education as an instructor and, later, an administrator.

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Dr. Beatriz Espinoza visits Coastal Bend College

“I am coming as a CEO, not a manager. I want to listen and learn from those doing the work. I have no problem giving latitude,” Dr. Beatriz Trevino Espinoza said to a group of Coastal Bend College staff, faculty members and students. She visited CBC at the invitation of the board of trustees seeking to fill position of college president. Dr. Espinoza, Vice Chancellor for Educational Planning and Services at Yuba Community College District in Marysville, Calif., is one of five finalists who spent the day at the college, located in Beeville, Texas, with campuses in Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton, Texas.

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Dr. Karen Bleeker visits Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees hosted Dr. Karen Bleeker, former President of the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colo. on March 6. The daylong visit included interviews for the position of college president for Coastal Bend College, located in Beeville, Texas, with campuses in Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton, Texas. Bleeker is the second candidate to be interviewed of the five finalists.

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